HERNANDO, Miss. — Voters in Hernando strongly rejected a park tax referendum.
Approximately 75 percent of voters were against the tax. Only about 350 out of almost 1400 people voted for it.
The referendum would have added an extra two percent tax to restaurant tabs to pay for park improvements.
Before the vote, Hernando leaders said it was time the city invested a little in improving and sprucing up parks, but voters who spoke with WREG said they doubted that’s how the money would be spent.
Sixty percent of voters would have needed to approve the tax for it to pass.