MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) Chickasaw residents came out to the poll at the JC Davis Auditorium, deciding to vote "no" for a property tax that supporters say would have benefited the school system.
518 voted "no" and 268 voted "yes" for the tax that have generated additional revenue for the school system.
Adam Bourne, a city councilman, said that the people of Chickasaw spoke clearly when the $7.5 million property tax was voted down.
"It's bad timing in a rough economy," Councilman Bourne said, "Folks feel like they had no money to spare,"
Bourne told Local 15 that the school system's current budget is $6 million, and that they'd have to and would do the best they could with that amount.
Chickasaw School System broke from Mobile County School System back in August of 2012.