|Updated: 12/13/2011 10:13 pm
||Published: 12/13/2011 10:12 pm
LITTLE ROCK, AR - A Little Rock ordinance passed in 1994 preventing the city from using tax dollars to widen Chenal Parkway to six lanes stirred debate Tuesday night after one director proposed its repeal.
Joan Adcock, who was on the board of directors in 1994, explained why she thinks repealing the law would mean equal access for all to new sales tax revenue.
"It has been 17 years since that, and now that we're getting ready with the sales tax passed, and for every one of us that went out campaigning on this new sales tax, told the citizens, everyone was going to be treated fairly and equally," said Adcock.
But with the tax revenue implications far reaching, other directors asked why spend money in West Little Rock when other neighborhoods have old, rundown streets.
The city attorney explained repealing the ordinance would only impact whether public funds can be used to widen Chenal Parkway. If you want to speak out about the law, you can at next Tuesday night's board meeting at 6:00pm at City Hall.