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File #: ORD-19:031    Version: 1 Name: THE LEVY OF A ONE PERCENT (1.00%) SALES AND USE TAX WITHIN THE CITY OF JONESBORO, ARKANSAS
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 5/22/2019 In control: Finance & Administration Council Committee
On agenda: Final action: 7/2/2019
Title: AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE LEVY OF A ONE PERCENT (1.00%) SALES AND USE TAX WITHIN THE CITY OF JONESBORO, ARKANSAS; TO PROVIDE THAT ONE-HALF OF ALL NET COLLECTIONS DERIVED FROM THE SALES AND USE TAX SHALL BE USED TO FUND THE ACQUISITION, CONSTRUCTION, REPAIR, EQUIPPING, AND IMPROVING OF CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS OF A PUBLIC NATURE FOR CITY'S POLICE AND FIRE DEPARTMENTS, AND FOR THE OPERATION, MAINTENANCE, AND STAFFING OF SUCH CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS; TO PROVIDE THAT ONE-HALF OF ALL NET COLLECTIONS DERIVED FROM THE SALES AND USE TAX SHALL BE USED TO FUND THE ACQUISITION, CONSTRUCTION, REPAIR, EQUIPPING, AND IMPROVING OF CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS OF A PUBLIC NATURE FOR THE ARTS, AQUATICS, BEAUTIFICATION, LIBRARIES, MUSEUMS, PARK FACILITIES, RECREATIONAL FACILITIES, SIDEWALKS, AND TRAIL SYSTEMS AND FOR THE OPERATION, MAINTENANCE, AND STAFFING OF SUCH CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS; AND PRESCRIBING OTHER MATTERS PERTAINING THERETO.
Sponsors: Joe Hafner, Gene Vance
Indexes: Election - general/special
Attachments: 1. opposition to sales tax 06042019.pdf, 2. Iris Stevens Statement 06182019.pdf, 3. Iris Stevens Email 06192019.pdf, 4. Joe Hafner response to Iris Stevens email.pdf, 5. Iris Stevens Email Correction 06192019.pdf, 6. Response to Iris Stevens Email on June 19 2019.pdf, 7. Joe Hafner Response to Iris Stevens 06192019 Correction email.pdf, 8. Iris Stevens Email 07012019.pdf
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AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE LEVY OF A ONE PERCENT (1.00%) SALES AND USE TAX WITHIN THE CITY OF JONESBORO, ARKANSAS; TO PROVIDE THAT ONE-HALF OF ALL NET COLLECTIONS DERIVED FROM THE SALES AND USE TAX SHALL BE USED TO FUND THE ACQUISITION, CONSTRUCTION, REPAIR, EQUIPPING, AND IMPROVING OF CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS OF A PUBLIC NATURE FOR CITY'S POLICE AND FIRE DEPARTMENTS, AND FOR THE OPERATION, MAINTENANCE, AND STAFFING OF SUCH CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS; TO PROVIDE THAT ONE-HALF OF ALL NET COLLECTIONS DERIVED FROM THE SALES AND USE TAX SHALL BE USED TO FUND THE ACQUISITION, CONSTRUCTION, REPAIR, EQUIPPING, AND IMPROVING OF CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS OF A PUBLIC NATURE FOR THE ARTS, AQUATICS, BEAUTIFICATION, LIBRARIES, MUSEUMS, PARK FACILITIES, RECREATIONAL FACILITIES, SIDEWALKS, AND TRAIL SYSTEMS AND FOR THE OPERATION, MAINTENANCE, AND STAFFING OF SUCH CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS; AND PRESCRIBING OTHER MATTERS PERTAINING THERETO.
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WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Jonesboro, Arkansas (the “City”) has determined that the City is in need of an additional source of revenue for the following purposes: (a) to acquire, construct, repair, equip, and improve capital improvements of a public nature for the City’s Police and Fire departments, and to provide funds for the operation, maintenance, and staffing of such capital improvements; and (b) to acquire, construct, repair, equip, and improve capital improvements of a public nature directly related to arts, aquatics, beautification, libraries, museums, park facilities, recreational facilities, sidewalks, and trail systems, and to provide funds for the operation, maintenance, and staffing of such capital improvements; and

WHEREAS, Title 26, Chapter 75, Subchapter 2 of the Arkansas Code of 1987 Annotated (the “Authorizing Legislation”) provides for the levy of a City-wide sales and use tax or taxes at the rate of 0.125%, 0.25%, 0.50%, 0.75% or 1.00%, or any combination thereof; and

WHEREAS, the City is proposing to levy a n...

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