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Byline: JAMIE MANFUSO firstname.lastname@example.org
CHARLOTTE COUNTY -- County voters will be asked Nov. 5 to continue the local 1 percent sales tax for another six years.
Since 1994, when voters first approved the tax, the county has raised more than $100 million for capital projects such as emergency shelters, roads and parks. Extended in 1998, the current tax will expire Dec. 31 unless voters approve another.
Of the estimated $96 million the county would receive through the tax, $38.8 million, or about 40 percent, would go toward the construction of roads and sidewalks.
The most costly of those road projects would be the $12.3 …