MASON CITY — Mason City voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved renewing the city’s Local Option Sales and Service Tax.
86% percent of the voters said yes to renewing the tax until there was a petition to hold another election to repeal it, with 1105 voters approving and only 178 voting against.
Since 2014, the one-cent sales tax has generated just over $52 million for the city. 50% of the local option tax revenue goes to property tax reduction, 40% goes to infrastructure improvements, while the other 10% goes to programs involving law enforcement, recreation, library, airport, transit and museum services.
This story originally published at 8:50 PM Tuesday, September 13th — updated at 4:50 AM Wednesday September 14th