- Associated Press - Friday, June 27, 2014

BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) - Brookhaven residents will vote July 8 on whether or not to levy a lodging tax to help promote tourism.

If approve by 60 percent of those voting, the city will levy a 2 percent tax on the gross proceeds of any hotels, motels and bed and breakfast in the city. The tax would only include overnight stays and would not apply to area restaurants.

City officials tell The Daily Leader (http://bit.ly/1wAIQZa ) the revenue generated will promote tourism and parks and recreation within the city.

City officials say the proposed tax would fall in line with current tax rates in McComb and Natchez.


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Information from: The Daily Leader, http://www.dailyleader.com