Final sales tax forum tonight

The last of the city's eight public forums to promote a 1-percent sales tax will be held at 6 p.m. today at Double Churches Middle School.

The forum will be held in Councilor Glenn Davis's district and is open to the public. Mayor Jim Wetherington has proposed a 1-percent sales tax to fund additional public safety personnel and road and street improvements. The permanent tax will appear on the July 15 ballot.

The previous forums have allowed for a lengthy question-and-answer period with Wetherington and councilors attending. The forums last about two hours.