What is the Sales Tax Measure?

The Sales Tax Measure was for a one cent local sales tax and was approved by Blythe voters. This will generate approximately $1.1 million per year that will go directly into the City’s General Fund. The City’s General Fund is used to pay for the City’s general operations, including police and fire services, blight and building abatement, and street and sidewalk improvements.

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1. When is the election?
2. What is the Sales Tax Measure?
3. Why is the Sales Tax Measure on the Special Election ballot?
4. If the tax measure is approved, what could the City spend the money on?
5. How would the Sales Tax Measure funds be accounted for?
6. Will all purchases be impacted by the Sales Tax Measure?
7. What is taxable under the Sales Tax Measure?
8. Who will pay the Sales Tax Measure tax?
9. What is the impact on taxable purchases?
10. If approved, when would the additional one cent (1%) transaction and use tax authorized by the Sales Tax Measure take effect?
11. How much money is the City going to get?
12. Will this tax cover all of the needs the City has?
13. What are the costs of the special election?
14. Is this type of sales tax common?
15. What happens if the Sales Tax Measure doesn’t pass?