Opinion: Who approved 2nd year of school deficit tax?


I just recently received our 2019 Motor Vehicle Property Tax statement, and I was surprised to see an added tax for "school deficit"! We were taxed in 2018 for the Sumter County school deficit, and we were told it would be for one year only. I, and others that I have talked to, had not seen any report in your paper that Sumter County Council approved a second collection in 2019 for the 2017 school deficit.

I would like you to report on this issue, especially these four things: 1) when and why was this second collection approved; 2) who on the council approved it; 3) how many more years will this special tax be collected; and 4) how much was collected in 2018 for the deficit.