ASHEVILLE — Critics of a proposed quarter-cent sales tax increase for building projects at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College are muddying the waters by questioning whether the school will get the money, the school’s president said Monday.
“The truth is the quarter-penny will go to A-B Tech, and anyone who says differently is just wrong,” President Hank Dunn said at a press conference at the school just eight days before a scheduled Nov. 8 referendum.
Dunn said he held the event to counter what he called “the spate of misinformation put out by opponents” of the tax.
But he said under questioning that it would legally be possible for commissioners to shift the tax proceeds to another purpose, although he considers the possibility unlikely.
Read our Oct. 18 cover story on the issue here: http://www.mountainx.com/article/36505/School-or-scandal
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