Published: Jul 15, 2014 8:11 AM EDT
Updated: Jul 15, 2014 5:57 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.- Charlotte County Commissioners held a public hearing today about the proposed 1% sales tax extension that is coming up on the November ballot.

The current penny sales tax expires at the end of the year, so voters will head to the polls in November to decide whether to extend it for several more years.

One of the big controversies surrounding the tax was the upgrade and expansion of the justice center, but commissioners decided to take it off the ballot. County leaders say it needs a $36 million expansion, but some taxpayers didn't want that included.

Commissioners heard the presentation on the justice center at 2:00 p.m. and took public comment at the county commission office in Port Charlotte.