INC NEWS - [CVNA] Fw: Prepared Meals Tax Referendum
TheOcean1 at aol.com
TheOcean1 at aol.com
Wed Oct 1 13:55:16 EDT 2008
I'll confirm that Mike, have it right here on the printed flyer.
"80% for civic and cultural projects, including recreation and trails
10% to market Durham and its amenities
5% for community clean up
5% for workforce training"
Hope that helps.
In a message dated 10/1/2008 1:34:35 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
mwshiflett at hotmail.com writes:
I've also been told (I'd still like to see it in writing though) that a
portion of the money raised via the Prepared Meals Tax would be allocated to
Keep Durham Beautiful which is the organization within the City which is
responsible to maintain and improve that stretch of 85 which has additional
plantings and crepe myrtles in the median.
I believe that a specific allocation towards an additional street sweeper
for this (and other area throughout the City) via the PMT would be a wise
investment for Durham that isn't dependant solely on property taxes to
I'm supporting the PMT for a number of different reasons, this just being
one of them.
----- Original Message -----
From: <nutryb at mindspring.com>
To: <ColonialVillage_nhw at yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Wednesday, October 01, 2008 1:04 PM
Subject: [CVNA] Fw: INC NEWS - Prepared Meals Tax Referendum
> Hi neighbors;
> I'd like to take this opportunity to fwd some great information on the
> Prepared Meals Tax that will be coming up for a vote shortly. As a member
> of the Durham Open Space & Trails Commission, I'd like to let you know
> that DOSTC voted unanimously to support the referendum, as it would
> provide a great deal of additional funding for trails and greenways in
> Durham, in a specific and targeted way. As a citizen, I intend to vote in
> favor of it, and encourage you to do the same.
> Paula Childers, in Colonial Village on Lavender
> -----Forwarded Message-----
>>From: Newman Aguiar <newman at nc.rr.com>
>>To: inc-list at DurhamINC.org
>>Subject: INC NEWS - Prepared Meals Tax Referendum
>>After 17 years, we finally have the opportunity to decide on authorizing
>>County to levy a one percent tax on prepared meals. During these tough
>>economic times, it is difficult to even contemplate another "tax". Yet,
>>is important to note that an estimated 40% of the tax is expected to come
>>from visitors and non-resident commuters, helping our community fund
>>projects that we would otherwise have to fund from other source. When you
>>take your friends or family out to dinner in Raleigh, you are already
>>the prepared meals tax to fund projects in Wake County. Durham could sure
>>use these funds to support our civic, cultural and recreational projects.
>>Following are some documents that can help answer some of the questions
>>may have about the prepared meals tax.
>>* * * * * * * *
>>Simple One Page Fact Sheet
>>Civic, Cultural and Recreations Projects Funded by the tax
>>City and County FAQ's on the Referendum
>>Backgrounder on trails, greenways, open spaces funded by the tax
>>PFT is like 40% off sale
>>Backgrounder on regressive/progressive tax issues
>>Backgrounder on number of non-resident commuters who will pay the tax
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