In a story, “Meal Tax Increase Is on the Menu” (May 1-7, 2019), The Connection incorrectly stated Mayor Lisa Merkel voted against the meals tax increase. Merkel voted for the meals tax increase.
In a vote of 5-2, the Herndon Town Council approved Ordinance 19-O-10, as presented to amend Chapter 30, Section 30-401, to increase the meals tax percentage rate to three and three-quarters percent. Councilmembers del Aguila, Dhakal, Friedrichs, Olem, and Mayor Merkel voted YES. Councilmembers Baker and McKenna voted NO.