Shoppers in Gadsden will soon pay an additional penny in sales taxes. The Gadsden City Council approved the new one-cent sales tax during its meeting on Tuesday evening. City leaders say the increase is necessary because of reductions in state and federal funding and because of unfunded mandates that require the city to provide services and programs without an additional funding source. The extra penny of sales tax is expected to generate more than 7-million dollars in new revenue next year. The increase raises the total sales tax in Gadsden to ten percent and is set to go into effect on November 1st.