The Lowndes County Board of Commissioners and the City of Valdosta
reached an agreement Monday on how to divide the seventh cycle of
the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, which both entities will
push to appear for a second time on November ballots after its
defeat in 2012.
Last week, the city requested that State Rep. Amy Carter withdraw
the bill that would have allowed Valdosta to put a MOST or Municipal
Option Sales Tax on the ballot, which would have earned a penny in
sales tax for the city, who would not be required to share that
money with Lowndes County or other cities.
After negotiations over the phone and via email, County Commission
Chairman Bill Slaughter and Mayor John Gayle signed an official
agreement for SPLOST VII Monday afternoon.