The board that oversees Little Rock parks and the city zoo last week asked city directors to hold an election for a  sales tax increase that would provide additional funding for the Little Rock Parks and Recreation Department’s capital improvement program.

City director Brad Cazort has proposed an 0.5% sales tax hike for parks department operations, with an additional temporary increase of 0.125% to 0.25% for capital projects. He said the increase could generate up to $22 million a year.

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