St. John Proposition U
Simple Majority RequiredBallot Wording: Shall the City of St. John be authorized to impose a local use tax at the same rate as the local sales tax by a vote of the governing body, provided that if any local sales tax is repealed, reduced or raised by voter approval, the respective local use tax shall also be repealed, reduced or raised by the same action? A use tax return shall not be required to be filed by persons whose purchases from out-of-state vendors do not in total exceed two thousand dollars in any calendar year.Summary: Per state law, the City wants voters to allow it to collect local use tax on out-of-state purchases over $2,000 in any calendar year. If passed, the amount of revenue used to provide essential services will be maintained. Supporters say that if Proposition U does not pass, city revenue will decrease. It will also even the playing field for local retail businesses.
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