July 15, 2021
County council considers one percent sales tax
Chesterfield County Council has unanimously passed the first reading of an ordinance to authorize a county-wide referendum Nov. 2 requesting the imposition of a one percent sales tax for transportation infrastructure.
If approved by the voters, this sales tax will begin only after the current 25-year K-12 public education sales tax expires in 2025. State law prohibits counties from imposing more than one sales tax at the same time, in addition to requiring a referendum to be held during a general election.
The second reading of this ordinance, which will include the project list and length of the proposed sales tax, is scheduled for a July 22 special meeting of council that begins at 9 a.m. The third and final reading is scheduled for the Aug. 11 regular meeting of council.
Before council’s potential adoption of the ordinance, there will be a required public hearing to receive input on the merits of the ordinance.
Read the full account in the July 21 issue of The Link.