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Goose Creek council revisits tax hike Tuesday

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Despite tabling a hospitality tax in May, Goose Creek City Council revisits the possibility of raising taxes on prepared foods on Tuesday.

The agenda item is listed as an ordinance on the agenda Tuesday, but a side note indicates "for discussion only".

According to the city documents, the tax would bring in nearly a million dollars. The mayor said the money would be used for lifestyle projects like developing new green spaces, amphitheaters, and recreation centers.

Though the city is out of debt now, the mayor said the tax allows the city to raise money to leverage loans for projects long term as the city continues to grow.

"We need to prepare for that and have dollars we can invest," Mayor Michael J. Heitzler, said. "That million dollars a year can leverage loans for things we need to build."

The state caps hospitality taxes at two percent.

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