Thursday, November 11, 2010

Meals tax shows Roanoker’s ate out more in September

Mayor David Bowers

Roanoker’s got the munchies in September per the Director of Finance Ann Shawver. What was a declining tax revenue at the end of the first two months (July and August combined) may have been a bottom in the market as Wall Street pundits like to say.

We are a fickle bunch in the Roanoke Valley. You never know what we might do and why we do it. What happened in September that increased the meals tax 2.6% over September 2009? If wasn’t me with my shortchanged freelance check I can promise you that.

The bottom line is that we have progressed from a deficit to a surplus in expected meals tax revenue compared to 2009. Three months into the fiscal year has not only increased the overall meals tax slightly by .5% but the school’s portion from the temporary 2% meals tax increase is going gangbusters.

Roanoke City Public Schools chunk stands officially at $1,110,016. This is $35,834 more then projected for the first three months of fiscal year 2011.

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Posted By Valerie Garner

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