Cedar Rapids approves local option sales tax


It was close! Many surrounding towns voted against the tax but in the end the 1% tax was approved and funds are to be dedicated for flood recovery and property tax relief. Read more here: http://www.gazetteonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090303/NEWS/703039918/-1/rss01&rssfeed=rss01

This is good news for a city who has been struggling with what to do next after the flood of 2008. I think confusion is the best word to use as city leaders, chamber of commerce, local charities, volunteer groups and many others wonder how and if they will be able to rebuild?


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