Sales tax revenue in Charlottesville took hit in September
The Daily Progress Thursday, December 28, 2017 at 9 p.m.
Despite evidence of a sharp economic downturn after this summer in Charlottesville, city officials are planning to continue with a parking meter program that some downtown business owners think has added insult to injury.
In a news release Thursday, the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce said the September sales decline of approximately $14 million is “of particular interest.” Chamber President Timothy Hulbert did not respond to requests for comment Thursday evening.
The city saw a 12 percent decline in sales tax revenue in September, as compared with September 2016. The September drop contributed to a 4 percent decrease for the first three quarters of 2017, as compared with the same period in 2016,
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