County Supervisors to Discuss Vedic City Use of Sales Tax

(Fairfield-AP) — Representatives from Vedic City and the Jefferson County supervisors are scheduled to meet Monday morning to discuss the city’s planned use of proceeds from a local option sales tax.

Supervisors are required by state law to pass an ordinance ratifying Vedic City voters’ decision to take part in Jefferson County’s local option sales tax. The supervisors say they are concerned about the proposed uses of the money. They decided to hold public hearings before they pass the ordinance.

The ballot approved by Vedic City voters in September says they want to use their share of the county’s local option sales tax to support experts who will create peace and prevent crime.

Vedic City residents are followers of the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi who brought a community of practitioners of Trascendental Meditation to Fairfield in 1974.

Vedic City’s share of the sales tax revenue comes to about five thousand dollars a year.

The meeting will be held at the Jefferson County Courthouse in Fairfield.

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Nov. 3, 2003

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