What is the local option?
Recently metro residents asked their various city councils in Polk County to approve requesting a public vote on a 1% local option sales and service tax (LOSST).
Residents of Des Moines will have an opportunity to vote on Tuesday, March 6.
If approved, the City of Des Moines would receive $37 million annually and 50% of that will be used to support property tax relief and a variety of improvement projects discussed by the City for several years.
Those projects include:
- Enhance public safety, including facilities, equipment, and personnel
- Repair and replace streets throughout Des Moines
- Increase the City's ability to remove and redevelop blighted properties though a Blitz on Blight program