Remember to vote Tuesday, April 5

Renewal of Springfield's 1/4-cent Capital Improvement & 1/8-cent Transportation Sales Taxes will improve traffic flow without increasing taxes.

The ¼-cent Capital Improvements Sales Tax and 1/8-cent Transportation Sales Tax Renewal Proposal is a sales tax continuation with no additional cost to taxpayers. A significant portion of the revenues for both programs come from non-residents. Residents and visitors alike will benefit from greater safety and roadway capacity on major roadways that serve the region.

First approved by voters in 1989, the ¼-cent Capital Improvements Sales Tax, is estimated to generate about $30 million to be invested in high-priority projects, such as major street resurfacing and rehabilitation, traffic flow improvements, school sidewalks, stormwater management and neighborhood initiatives. Renewed for an eighth time in 2013, the tax has passed with more than 70% in support in the past three cycles. When possible, funding is leveraged with other partners, including county, state, federal governments and developers.

Voters have approved the 1/8-cent sales tax every four years since 1996. It is estimated to generate about $20 million to be invested in high-priority projects, such as intersection improvements, street and bridge widening, and alternative transportation projects. With a four-year sunset, the renewal of the 1/8-cent sales tax ensures the completion of key projects, including those identified as priorities by citizens.

Remember to vote Tuesday, April 5, 2016. 

Proposed Project Map for 2016 Cycle

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