At Monday’s Bryan Council meeting, council members and the mayor discussed the ½ percent income tax levy Bryan voters will be asked to replace.
They say it’s nothing new… It’s been in place since 1986 and has been renewed every 9 ½ years.
The tax, according to the Bryan Times, collects 1.8 percent income from every employed worker who works or lives in Bryan and from every business in the city, based on net profit.
According to the mayor, the tax generates about $1.7 million per year to fund street, sewer and wastewater projects as well as the debt fund for the police and fire complex. The tax money can’t be used for city employee wages or general operating expenses.