News: Additional public hearing set for new sales tax

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Additional public hearing set for new sales tax

The Hennepin County Board of Commissioners will hold an additional public hearing on Tuesday, June 6, at 1:30 p.m., to obtain public comment on the imposition of a new sales tax of up to one-half cent and the potential uses of that revenue for transportation and transit projects.

View details in the county’s sales and use transportation tax implementation plan.

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

The public hearing will be held before the Public Works Committee in the Board Room (A-2400) of the Hennepin County Government Center, 300 South Sixth Street, Minneapolis. All are welcome.

The board held a previous public hearing on the sales tax on Tuesday, March 21, continued that hearing on Tuesday, March 28, and laid the matter over to the call of the chair.

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