Originally created 10/31/04

Just where will tax funding go?



I commend John Gratop for providing a list of items desired for upgrade in Aiken and Aiken County ("Vote yes on Aiken's sales tax plan," Oct. 26). They are all very worthwhile projects.

Yet it's interesting to note that nowhere in his letter or any of the other letters supporting the tax plan is there any mention of using $500,000-plus of it to support the African-American Heritage Museum. It is also interesting to note that both the Aiken city and the Aiken county council members haven't made any comment about using any of the tax money to support it, either.

Why is that, council members? After the tax plan is passed, you then slip the money to the museum?

Richard A. Wilson, Aiken