ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -- St. Johns County commissioners voted Tuesday to consider a penny sales tax and other revenue options.
The proposal is getting a lot of attention.
The increase would take the current six cent sales tax to seven cents.
At City Coffee in St. Augustine, the idea stirred up some discussion.
"I'm not opposed to it off the top. I think for the quality of life in St. Johns County and the quality of services in St. Johns County, we are getting a good deal for the money we are paying," said customer Annie Lechak.
Carolyn Wade opposes a sales tax increase. "I don't an increase in taxes is a good idea," she said. "I don't think we want to harm our tourism industry. It's important to keep our taxes down."
St. Johns County says in order to maintain the services it provides, it needs more money. The county is looking at various options.