The Town of Camp Verde will be looking at what steps to take this week regarding opposition to a sales tax on food.
The town currently charges no tax on food, a practice that differs from neighboring communities.
The Town Council recently voted 4-3 to make food, like that bought at the grocery store, subject to a 3 percent tax.
Technically, the decision doesn’t create a new tax but revokes an exemption that has allowed food to be sold tax-free, at least as far as potential municipal revenue is concerned.
The tax was supposed to go into effect Monday, Dec. 1.
A political committee, Citizens Committed to Reducing Regulatory Burdens, was formed to circulate a petition to force a public vote on the issue.
The effort resulted in 273 signatures by last week’s deadline. It needed 199.
To read the full story, see the Wednesday, Nov. 5, edition of The Camp Verde Journal.