Archive for August, 2009

Special Town Meeting August 26

August 19, 2009

Next Wednesday, Brookline’s Town Meeting will have a special session to consider imposing a local meals tax and a local hotel tax in order to meet the budget deficit for the fiscal year. The state passed a law allowing local municipalities to impose these extra taxes, and if Brookline passes these taxes in August the town can start to benefit from the increased revenue in October. Otherwise, the town would have to wait until January, losing out on potential extra revenue.