Many of us have heard of the Wheel Tax.
Every year this tax generates about $33 million.
In the last few years, the County Commission has required that it be spent only on education (either debt or operations). Right now, a majority of the Wheel Tax collected goes to education debt.
We want them to flip that equation.
Let’s send the majority of that money to support children in the classroom! This could mean an additional $7 million helping all the children across Shelby County.
Next Wednesday morning, the Budget Committee will meet again to continue deliberations about the county budget. This means we have exactly one week to let them know that we want to fund education and this time we want to get specific. Many thanks to those of you who came out to the Commission meeting last week and to those who sent emails to your Commissioners and Mayor Luttrell.
For those of you who have yet to do so, here’s your chance. Please contact your County Commissioner today.