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. The City of Marion voted to use the Local Option Sales Tax: "Seventy percent (70%) for street and sewer construction, reconstruction, repair and improvements; thirty percent (30%) for community projects consisting of any general or essential corporate purpose."
A Local Option Sales Tax Spending Plan was created to track the usage of Local Option Sales Tax.
PURPOSE:The purpose of the Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) Oversight Committee is to assure compliance with the approved LOST ballot language.
ABOUT THE COMMITTEE:
The committee is made up of seven members, each appointed to serve a three-year term during the life of the tax.
Lianne Cairy, Finance Director
To apply for the vacancy, complete the Boards & Commissions Application and submit to the City Manger's Office.
Due to a number of vacancies on the committee, meetings are being scheduled on an as-needed basis. A meeting schedule will be re-established and posted when the vacancies have been filled. 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.