The 1% local option sales tax is accountable to tax payers.The proceeds will be directed toward a Special Revenue Fund created by the Town and County. The money raised will only support approved affordable housing and transportation projects through a public and transparent budget process.
Voting for the 1% local option sales tax won’t raise taxes. You’ll pay the same tax rate you are used to paying, since an existing 1% local option sales tax expires next spring. And it must be renewed after four years.
On September 19th, 2016 the Jackson Town Council unanimously approved a motion to create a special revenue fund for the community priorities of housing and transportation. This fund will track all revenue created by the 1% local option sales tax in order to provide transparency to the public.