Final Town Meeting to Address Half Cent Sales Tax

PUEBLO, Colo. Residents voiced their concerns about their neighborhood for the final time Wednesday. It was the last of several town hall meetings hosted by the Pueblo City Council. Wednesday's meeting was held on the southside of the city for District 4 residents.

The meetings were originally started to discuss the half-cent sales tax. City council wanted to hear citizens' thoughts about to do with that money. The money the tax generates is primarily used for job recruitment and economic growth. After hearing people's concerns, city council plans to continue to use the money for that reason.

While the half-cent sales tax was a hot button topic at these meetings, residents addressed several other concerns and solutions.

Each person was allowed to speak for three minutes. On Wednesday, residents in District 4 brought up concerns about public education, the need for more public safety, and the importance of cleaning up trash in the environment. However, some offered advice about how to recruit people to live in Pueblo. One woman even brought up the suggestion that if you work in the city, you should be required to live in the city.

City council member Chris Kaufman said these meetings have been very informative. He hopes to continue the town hall meetings next year.


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