UPDATE: NLR City Council to consider one-half cent sales tax in special Friday morning meeting

From a reader, this is an email from NLR Mayor Pat Hayes. Please note this arrives without the required 72 hour notice. Interesting timing.

Honorable Members of the North Little Rock City Council:

The purpose of this e-mail is to advise you that Mayor Hays has called a special meeting of the North Little Rock City Council at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, September 16, 2011, at City Hall, Council Chambers, North Little Rock, Arkansas.  The following will be on the agenda:

1)      R-11-150 – A RESOLUTION EXPRESSING THE CITY COUNCIL’S INTENT REGARDING THE USE OF REVENUES TO BE DERIVED FROM THE PROPOSED ONE-HALF PERCENT SALES AND USE TAX TO BE DIVIDED EVENLY BETWEEN CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS AND GENERAL EXPENSES; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.  Sponsor:  Mayor Patrick H. Hays

2)      R-11-151 – A RESOLUTION EXPRESSING THE CITY COUNCIL’S INTENT REGARDING THE USE OF REVENUES TO BE DERIVED FROM THE PROPOSED ONE-HALF PERCENT SALES AND USE TAX TO BE LEVIED UNTIL MARCH 31, 2017 AND USED FOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.  Sponsor:  Mayor Patrick H. Hays

3)      O-11-56 – AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE LEVY OF A ONE-HALF PERCENT SALES AND USE TAX WITHIN THE CITY OF NORTH LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS TO BE DIVIDED EVENLY FOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS AND GENERAL EXPENDITURES; AND PRESCRIBING OTHER MATTERS PERTAINING THERETO.  Sponsor:  Mayor Patrick H. Hays

4)      O-11-57 – AN ORDINANCE CALLING A SPECIAL ELECTION IN THE CITY OF NORTH LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS ON THE QUESTION OF LEVYING A ONE-HALF PERCENT SALES AND USE TAX WITHIN THE CITY OF NORTH LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS TO BE DIVIDED EVENLY FOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS AND GENERAL EXPENDITURES; DECLARING AN EMERGENCY; AND PRESCRIBING OTHER MATTERS PERTAINING THERETO.  Sponsor:  Mayor Patrick H. Hays

5)      O-11-58 – AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE LEVY OF A ONE-HALF PERCENT SALES AND USE TAX WITHIN THE CITY OF NORTH LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS UNTIL MARCH 31, 2017 TO BE USED FOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS; AND PRESCRIBING OTHER MATTERS PERTAINING THERETO.  Sponsor:  Mayor Patrick H. Hays

6)      O-11-59 – AN ORDINANCE CALLING A SPECIAL ELECTION IN THE CITY OF NORTH LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS ON THE QUESTION OF LEVYING A ONE-HALF PERCENT SALES AND USE TAX WITHIN THE CITY OF NORTH LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS UNTIL MARCH 31, 2017 TO BE USED FOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS; DECLARING AN EMERGENCY; AND PRESCRIBING OTHER MATTERS PERTAINING THERETO.  Sponsor:  Mayor Patrick H. Hays

Pursuant to Sec. 2-48(2) of the North Little Rock Municipal Code, you are entitled to 72 hours’ electronic notice of this meeting. I am admittedly sending this email without 72 hours’ notice.  You may choose to waive the notice requirement.  Similarly, you may choose not to waive the notice requirement.  If a member of City Council chooses not to waive the notice requirement, the meeting will not be effective.  In order to keep our records in order, I ask that you respond to this email and indicate whether you agree to waive notice of this special meeting.

UPDATE: Max at Arkansas Times reports on today’s NLR City Council meeting. David Goins of Fox 16 Tweets.

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One Response to UPDATE: NLR City Council to consider one-half cent sales tax in special Friday morning meeting

  1. Was anyone who opposed the sales tax was not invited to the “emergency” meeting? Could we see a balance sheet on what NLR is spending on? Is there a copy of the actual ballot measure? Have NLR government workers had the same decrease in income as the private sector? Has there been an effort to cut useless programs like the North Little Rock Green Action Committee?

    Continue reading on Examiner.com North Little Rock Sales Tax & Christians supporting crime – Little Rock Immigration | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/immigration-in-little-rock/north-little-rock-sales-tax-christians-supporting-crime#ixzz1YQiSeFUE

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