Under the Guise of 'We Need City Road Funds'.....But road funds will be very, very small, and mass transit UTA will get funded in the millions.
4th Quarter Cent Sales Tax (.25) will be on this November 2015 ballot for your vote...
Yesterday, two of the three Utah County Commissioners voted to put the new 4th quarter cent sales tax (.25) on this Novembers 2015 ballot. Now the people of Utah County can vote NO or yes. Commissioner Bill Lee voted NO but the other 2 commissioners Larry Ellertson and Greg Graves voted YES to put on the ballot.
We heard at the MAG - Mountainland Association of Governments (Regional County bureaucracy agency) 2 weeks ago that this was going to be a bad idea because the survey they sent out came back that over 70% of the citizens would vote NO. But they did it anyway and we are now on the hook to pay close to $400,000 tax dollars to pay for an out of year county vote.
We already have 3 sales taxes in place in our county that go to UTA for mass transit, and here is #4.
Here is how this sales tax will be calculated and paid out...
.10 - UTA for mass transit
.10 - Cities for roads or mass transit
.5 - Utah County for mass transit.
MAG has told us the PG City might get somewhere in the $300,000 sales tax for us to use for roads, but we as a county will pay out $10 million in mass transit because this bill HB362 combines UTA and mass transit with a tiny bit of road money to get a yes vote.
Watch out, Utah County and PG City is going to push this as 'we need this money for our roads'. Don't fall for it. We can pay for roads other ways in our city without taking on forced taxes for the corrupt and broke UTA
Get the word out for all to VOTE NO on this HB362 for a new 4th sales tax increase on the ballot in November.
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