Sales Tax Rate Change for Clay, Alabama
- Aug 20, 2013 | Gail Cole
The extra 2% will be distributed in the following manner:
- 10% to Clay's schools;
- 35% to public safety; and
- 55% to the city budget.
Mayor Charles Webster is looking forward to building an emergency fund. "We've never had [emergency money] in the past and we really learned after this last tornado that that's very important…. I want to get some money back in savings." Clay was struck by an F3 tornado in January of 2012.
The sales tax increase is expected to generate $800,000 to $1million annually. The mayor said he hopes people will continue to shop locally to support the community.
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