The first quarter cent sales tax goes right to UTA for mass transit. It produces 17 million dollars a year. The second quarter cent sales tax is really .30 and produces about 20.4 million dollars a year.
Right now 92% of it is tied up with UTA. The third quarter cent sales tax produces 17 million and with the BRT proposal it would tie up about 6.5 million. We are collecting way more the 7 million in this county. It's about 54.4.
If the people vote in the fourth quarter cent sales tax, the total sales tax revenue will be 71.4 million.
Right now 66 percent of our transportation sales tax goes to UTA, and this does not account for BRT expense or this new tax proposal.
Ask yourself this question: If where we invest our money is our priority as a County, would you say that 66 percent of your transportation needs are in mass transit?
I hear all the time we need to invest in our future and I agree. The problem is our past has shown that we have invested wrong and now we are paying the price with bad roads. Proper investment in the future needs to get us to a better balance.
If we the people are going to do anything about this we will have to get out and make it happen. The lobbying groups AND UTA will see millions of dollars coming their way if they get this to pass.
Let people know what is going on!!
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