Canton residents will find out Thursday if Mayor Gene Hobgood vetoes a .
This afternoon, he said he will hold a press conference at 11 a.m. Thursday in the reception area.
Despite pleas from more than a dozen seniors who said some of their poorest neighbors may now have to choose between tax obligations and basic necessities, the last Thursday voted 5-1 to create a special district that would help the city meet some of its long-term fire service needs and possibly shift some of that burden to elderly residents who have enjoyed a decade of voter-approved tax exemptions.
After the vote, Hobgood said it was "fairly likely" that he would veto the ordinance that establishes the district, which would include a 3.12 mill tax to improve the .
"I don't think it's legal," he said. "I'm not sure you can take away a homestead exemption that was approved and granted by referendum."