The West Virginia Home Rule Board approved Charleston's plan to implement a half-cent city sales tax to fund renovations to the Civic Center on Friday.
The state board's approval opens the door for Charleston to implement the half-cent city sales tax in order to raise $3.5 million annually to fund up to $60 million in renovations to the Civic Center.
Mayor Danny Jones is very pleased the state Home Rule Board approved the plan.
"Now we just need to get the ordinance passed," he said.
Charleston Council must pass ordinances implementing the city sales tax as well as lowering the business and occupation tax on retail.
The plan also includes eliminating the B&O tax on manufacturing.
The ordinances enacting the measures could be read for the first time at the next city council meeting, City Manager David Molgaard said.