One Cent will go a long way. Homewood’s City Council has raised their sales tax from 9% to 10% in order to improve the schools and parks, as well as, help solve an overcrowding problem in a public safety building.
The unanimous vote to pass the sales tax increase was passed in late October. The tax is estimated to raise $110 million and will be split in half for both the schools and the city. With an ever growing school system, the plan entails for the facilities to grow as well.
The school system plans to spend the money on additional rooms to both the elementary and middle schools. A new high school building might be on the agenda as well. Patriot Park might see some updates in the form of a new rec center and pool.
For Homewood citizens with any ideas and goals for the newly acquired funds, there will be an open discussion with the city. It will be held on on January 30th.