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What do you think about Scott County adopting a 1/2 cent sales tax for transportation and transit projects?

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Dean Benson inside District2

April 4, 2014, 11:19 AM

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Response from Speak Up Scott County Admin

Mr. Benson:
Thanks for your patience while we work through learning more about this tool! The (up to) one-half percent local option sales tax revenue would be expended on the projects prioritized and approved by the Scott County Board (and the list attached is meant to be illustrative, not comprehensive). In other words, your County Commissioners would be the final decision-making authority on how this potential revenue would be used.

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Thom Boncher inside District1

March 31, 2014, 11:02 AM

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Response from Speak Up Scott County Admin

Sorry, Mr. Boncher, for the delay in responding. As it states in the accompanying documents, the issue before the Board is (up to) a 1/2 percent sales tax... in other words, 1/2 cent per each dollar subject to the sales tax. (For example, not applicable to clothing and most foods, among others.) We hope that clarifies the issue.

Jason Jones inside District2

March 31, 2014, 11:34 AM

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March 31, 2014, 5:29 PM

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Response from Speak Up Scott County Admin

Thanks for your feedback! The half-cent (Metro Council) issue has NOT been approved by the legislature; the half-cent issue before the Scott County Board is exclusive to Scott County. And these possible revenues MUST be put towards specific, planned, and publicly approved transportation and/or transit projects.

Rob Mishica inside District1

April 1, 2014, 10:19 AM

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March 31, 2014, 9:43 AM

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March 31, 2014, 11:52 AM

Alexandra Matyja inside District4

April 2, 2014, 4:20 PM

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April 12, 2014, 12:34 AM

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April 12, 2014, 4:55 PM

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April 12, 2014, 5:20 PM

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