(2/22/19) According to our partners at The News-Star, the Southside Economic Development District failed to obtain State Bond Commission approval for a 0.55 percent sales tax. 

Instead, the commission asked Executive Director and Office Manager Charles Theus to return to the Monroe City Council and obtain a resolution of support for the tax. 

If the resolution could be obtained immediately, the commission said it could be brought to an Ad Hoc committee on March 11. 

Theus and attorneys Adam Parker and Jordan B. Monsour from the Butler Snow law firm addressed the commission regarding the proposed tax and fielded questions regarding community opposition. 

Read more at The News-Star.