LOCAL OPTION SALES TAX:

In November 2013, voters in the Cedar Rapids area metro block approved a 10 year extension of the local option sales tax by a 62 percent margin. The extension will be in effect from July 2014 to June 2024.

While the contiguous cities in the metro area voted as a block, each city specified how the funds would be used. Per the Local Option Sales Tax Spending Plan, Marion is now required to spend 70 percent of the funds on infrastructure improvements and 30 percent on community improvements.

PURPOSE:

The purpose of the Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) Oversight Committee is to assure compliance with the approved LOST spending plan.

ABOUT THE COMMITTEE:

The committee is made up of nine members, each appointed to serve a   three-year term during the life of the tax. The committee meets every other month at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall.

STAFF CONTACT:

Amanda Kaufman, Assistant to the City Manager
(319) 743-6303
Email Amanda

CURRENT MEMBERS:

MEMBER TERM EXPIRES
 Mike Dooley 12-31-17 
 Jon Fitch 12-31-17 
 John Sklarsky 12-31-17
 Deb Washburn 12-31-17
 Deb Callahan 12-31-18
 Phil Hershner 12-31-18
 Dwight Hogan  12-31-19
 Randy Strnad  12-31-19
 Vacant  12-31-19

To apply for the vacancy, complete the Boards & Commissions Application and submit to the City Manger's Office.

MEETING TIMES:

The committee meets every other month at 5:30 pm.  Meetings take place at City Hall unless otherwise specified.

AGENDAS & MINUTES:

Agendas and minutes from committee meetings are available.  

 

 


The City of Marion is always seeking volunteers and interested individuals to serve on the numerous commissions, boards and committees.  If you are interested in getting involved in your community please complete the Boards & Commissions Application and submit to the City Manager's Office.

 

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