News: View county transportation and transit tax plan

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News: View county transportation and transit tax plan

Hennepin County has outlined potential uses of a proposed new transportation and transit sales tax.

View full details in the county’s Sales and Use Transportation Tax Implementation Plan.

The Hennepin County Board of Commissioners is proposing a new sales tax of up to one-half cent.

This tax would replace the current one-quarter-cent sales tax imposed by the county for the Counties Transit Improvement Board (CTIB).

An existing $20 excise tax on new car sales would continue under the proposed new plan.

Public hearing

The county is hosting a public hearing to gather public comment on the imposition and potential uses of the new sales tax.

The hearing will be held before the Public Works Committee on Tuesday, March 21, at 1:30 p.m. in the Board Room (A-2400) of the Hennepin County Government Center, 300 South Sixth Street, Minneapolis.

Open houses

Prior to the hearing, Hennepin County Public Works staff will hold two open houses to share information about the proposed new sales tax and its potential uses. Staff will answer questions and take written comments.

Both open houses will be held at county libraries on Monday, March 20, 5 – 7 p.m., with a short presentation at 6 p.m.

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