Mayor's plan to boost revenue pays off

Posted by Ellen Krafve - email

PITTSBURG, TX (KLTV) - An East Texas mayor's idea to boost city revenue is paying off.

Brandon Rust was the lucky winner of $100 in the Pittsburg mayor cash contest. Last month, Pittsburg mayor Shawn Kennington started the contest to get more people to shop locally.

Anyone who brought spent at least $10 at a Pittsburg business, could take their receipt to the mayor to be entered into a drawing to win a $100. The contest worked. So far, Pittsburg has raised more than $5,000 in sales tax revenue compared to March last year.