On November 6, voters overwhelmingly decided to invest in city amenities that will benefit every generation. The Active Elk River plan passed with 6,830 votes of support and 3,702 opposed.
Curious as to what happens next? City staff members are working with our local state representatives to draft the sales tax bill to introduce when the Legislature reconvenes on January 8, 2019. The bill will need approval in both the House and Senate Tax Committees before approval by both bodies and signed by the governor. This legislative session is scheduled to close on May 20, 2019.
Much of Elk River’s lifestyle is built around parks, trails and other outdoor and indoor activities that provide an abundance of options for everyone. Elk River residents – our children, our families, our seniors – deserve the same high quality amenities that other communities in the region enjoy.
The Active Elk River plan features a broad range of projects that were designed to benefit local residents of all ages.
Why a Sales Tax?
City leaders considered multiple options before deciding to ask voters to consider a half-cent sales tax to finance this investment in our community. As a regional recreation center, they decided a sales tax levy was the fairest solution for residents.