Published October 22, 2015 by Eddie Randle (Fox23)
BIXBY, OK – City leaders in Bixby said a new tax will help build the city’s future, but citizens are concerned.
Many are opposed to the new taxes, because some of them do not have an expiration date.
“I’m not going to support the initiative, simply because I believe they should be citizen driven and not government driven,” said Bixby Ward 4 City Councilor Richie Stewart.
Stewart said he’s not budging when it comes to the proposed taxes on the November ballot. He wants the city to wait until Vision 2025 runs out.
“Then go to the people and find out what they want and then put the will of the people on the ballot,” Stewart said.
“I don’t believe in permanent taxes at all. The impetus needs to be on the government to say this is what we achieved with this tax and this is what we want to do with a new tax,” said Ryan Ferguson.
City leaders plan to use the funds for improvements to the Arkansas River to encourage development.
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