Folks, it's almost here. Orange County Commissioners will hold mandatory public hearings on three items at 7 pm Tues 12/11 Southern Human Services Center Homestead Rd:
- 1/2% Durham/Orange sales tax,
- $7 annual Orange County vehicle registration fee, and
- $3 Durham/Orange vehicle registration fee.
Commissioners have all three items on the agenda right after the hearing. The Durham Commissioners had their hearing and final vote on the sales tax two weeks ago. If approved by Orange, then the TTA Board will vote on the sales tax Friday at 1 pm, and that will be final vote. Collections would begin 4/1/13.
TTA had a final public hearing on the sales tax and $3 fee last week. If the $7 fee is approved it starts 7/1/13, only Orange Commissioner vote, that money goes to Chapel Hill Transit and Orange Public Transit both for intra-county service. The $3 Durham/Orange fee will also need approval by Durham and TTA in January, and starts August 1 for regional service to be budgeted by TTA. Durham is scheduled to vote on its $7 fee in January to be effective August 1.