A city resident who ran for City Council but lost in the primary nomination process is advocating placing advertisements to alert businesses they have to pay mercantile and business privilege taxes.
Scott Miller, of 822 Tucker St., addressed council Tuesday, believing the placement of advertisements in The Chamber Connection, published by the Sun-Gazette, could be a financially prudent way to get the message out.
The uncollected taxes were among the three reasons given by Mayor Gabriel J. Campana in his budget address to council for his presenting a proposed tax increase in the $18.5 million 2012 budget.
Ensuring uncollected revenue from taxes is collected also was one of the campaign promises of newcomers to council - Bonnie Katz, councilwoman-elect and Don Noviello, councilman-elect.
Campana, meanwhile, said he is working closely with Thomas P. O'Connor, city tax collector, to ensure all of the proper taxes are collected next year, including adding in the treasurer's proposed budget money for a part-time employee to canvass the city.