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Spartanburg Co. sales tax referendum heads to November ballot

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After passing a third reading in the Spartanburg County Council on Wednesday, a referendum raising sales tax will be left up to voters in November.

The ordinance seeks to raise sales tax in Spartanburg County by one percent for six years in order to fund $224,400,000 in special projects. Below is a breakdown of the projects:

  • Replacement of judicial facilities in Spartanburg County - $151,519,154
    Seeks to create new Spartanburg County courthouse, City of Spartanburg police facilities and municipal court, Spartanburg County emergency operations center, and parking and infrastructure to some buildings.
  • Replacement of Spartanburg City Hall and Spartanburg County Administrative Building - $65,326,438
    Expected to include new joint-use government center, parking and infrastructure
  • Road and bridge projects - $7,554,518

The referendum will appear on local election ballots on Nov. 7.

If passed, the sales tax hike would go into effect May 1, 2018.

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