Officials from Carlsbad and Artesia plan on objecting to a tax hike that the county supports.
The Current-Argus reports members of both city councils meet today to discuss resolutions that would ask the county commission to reject a quarter-percent tax increase.
Both mayors strongly oppose the tax.
Counties had the right to impose the tax to make up lost revenue after the legislature dropped food taxes and some medical taxes 11 years ago.
Artesia officials say the city enacted the tax increase in March, so residents would have to pay both taxes.