Reno: Residents Favor Tax Hike for Pools, Parks

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A survey conducted for the city of Reno finds that about three-fourths of residents would support a sales tax increase to fund pools and other recreation facilities.

City officials say a one-eighth cent sales tax increase could be used to finance a $70 million bond issue for parks and recreation projects.

Council members are considering putting it on the Nov. 4 ballot as an advisory question. If approved, the increase would need legislative authorization next year.

A council subcommittee also is recommending a $9 million bond sale backed by existing revenues to fix existing pools, tennis courts and make other immediate repairs.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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