From the West Alabama Newsroom-- Selma city leaders say the revenue generated from sales taxes is down dramatically this year -- so they've decided to put some teeth into how it's collected from local businesses.
The city council voted unanimously to use the Alabama Department of Revenue instead of using a private company to collect sales taxes from businesses in the city.
City leaders say sales tax revenue is down about $300,000 dollars compared to this time last year.
"That was one of the main reasons that we looked at taking another avenue because its very important that we collect what is due to us," said Council President Corey Bowie.
The Alabama Department of Revenue will start collecting the city's taxes November 1st.