published Monday, March 21st, 2011

Cleveland: Bradley commission offers compromise on sharing disputed sales tax revenue

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The Bradley County Commission is offering a compromise to the Cleveland City Council on how to share more than $689,000 in disputed sales tax revenue.

Both city and county voters approved a 50-cent increase in local sales tax collections two years ago. County officials say that extra revenue should be shared under an existing formula. City officials say this is new revenue and not subject to the formula.

The county offer made today is to put the money into a joint account for future capital projects, suggesting that an industrial park could be the first project.

The dispute otherwise is expected to be decided in Chancery Court in April.

For complete details, see tomorrow’s Chattanooga Times Free Press.

about Randall Higgins...

Randall Higgins covers news in Cleveland, Tenn., for the Times Free Press. He started work with the Chattanooga Times in 1977 and joined the staff of the Chattanooga Times Free Press when the Free Press and Times merged in 1999. Randall has covered Southeast Tennessee, Northwest Georgia and Alabama. He now covers Cleveland and Bradley County and the neighboring region. Randall is a Cleveland native. He has bachelor’s degree from Tennessee Technological University. His awards ...

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