Little Rock City Directors Call for Tax Oversight Committee

A group of citizens will monitor how the city of Little Rock spends the additional revenue that will come as a result of a recent tax increase.

City directors will create an oversight committee before the tax hikes go into effect in January. Residents have already been volunteering to help.

The committee will likely be made up of one citizen from each of the city's seven wards, along with some at-large members.

The group of citizens would meet with Mayor Mark Stodola and other members of city government to discuss how the extra money is being used.

The voters approved a one-cent sales tax increase earlier this month. City officials say the hike will likely bring in around $50 million dollars a year in additional revenue.