MEMPHIS, TN (localmemphis.com) - The process will be starting soon to replace Henri Brooks from the commission, after an investigation showed she didn't live in her district.
She is fighting the accusations and her attorneys said they are heading to court.
Meanwhile, commissioners have not decided what you are going to have to pay in property taxes.
There are two plans. One would do away with the different tax rate that exists in Shelby County outside of Memphis and would lower Memphis residents’ taxes by a penny.
The other would shift money to Pre-K.
County Mayor Mark Luttrell said this is a big issue that needs action right now.
“Oh, its vital. It's vital. That's how we collect our taxes, and we can't collect taxes unless we have a tax rate. And we can't run government without taxes, so it's a key ingredient to say the least,” Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell said.
The tax rate debates were front and center for commissioners until one member grabbed the spotlight away from the issues.
“It has been a distraction as we've seen over the last two or three weeks. And the sooner they can get that resolved and get back to the business of setting a tax rate so we can move forward. But we cannot let this become an issue that impedes the operation of government,” Luttrell said.
The commission will be meeting Monday to set the tax rate. If you don't want money being diverted from the general fund to go for pre-k, you might want to show up and tell them....