Editor’s note: A previous version of this post incorrectly reported that Commissioner Melissa McKinlay does not see a reason to meet with the School Board to discuss changes to the sales tax plan. She does support meeting with members of the School Board.
Palm Beach County Commissioner Hal Valeche blasted a request from the county School Board for a meeting next week to discuss changes to the plan to raise the county’s sales tax.
One day after commissioners stripped funding for cultural projects and economic development incentives from the plan, angry school board members demanded a meeting to discuss the plan.
But Valeche, who has long opposed raising the sales tax, said another meeting is unnecessary.
“I for one do not see the necessity of another endless meeting,” Valeche wrote in an email to his colleagues. “We’ve stated our position and it is as clear as can possibly be. I think the time for negotiations with the other parties is over.”
A majority of the seven-member commission is required to hold a special meeting.
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