Logan considering sales tax increase for transportation funding

There’s no question about it. Members of the Logan Municipal Council and their counterparts in Cache County say that transportation money is needed. Logan Mayor Craig Petersen said before the last session of the Utah Legislature ended, <a href=”http://le.utah.gov/~2015/bills/static/HB0362.html” target=”_blank”>House Bill 362</a> was passed that would allow for a .25 percent local option sales tax dedicated to transportation.

He said the League of Cities and Towns is encouraging cities to do this.

“The provisions were that .1 of that would go to cities, .1 of that would go to the transit district and .05 to the county,” Petersen explained. “The provision was that the county council would have to determine whether or not that went to the voters at an election, and whether or not it was actually enacted would be determined by a vote by the voters.”

He said this would mean about $1.2 million a year for cities and transit districts and $600,000 a year for counties.

Logan City Council members said they do not believe the County Council would favor an election and Council member Karl Ward said he, for one, would not favor raising taxes.

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