A compromise is being worked out in a conflict between a group of black ministers and Mayor Jim Wetherington over plans for a city one percent sales tax.
Judy Thomas, the mayor's executive assistant, said negotiations were conducted during a meeting Monday afternoon. She said those attending the meeting included Wetherington, state Rep. Calvin Smyre, local attorney Frank Myers and the Revs. Joseph Andrews, Willie Hill, Wayne Baker and Reverend Rudy Allen, Sr.
She said the proposed compromise on spending sales tax revenue would devote part of the money to some community-based crime prevention programs.
She said a precise amount has not been specified.