Some county council members said using the taxes to upgrade the convention center was a top priority, but others questioned the benefits it would bring.
The Monroe County Council is considering a proposal that would increase taxes on county businesses to pay for an expanded convention center.
Political strategists James Carville and wife Mary Matalin will headline the eighth annual O’Bannon Institute for Community Service fundraising dinner.
County Council members have completed the last legislative step needed for convention center.
Convention center officials hope to acquire the 2 plots of land at a cost of about $5.3-million.
The public gets an opportunity Tuesday night to discuss plans to expand the Monroe County Convention Center.