What is the process for approving a local option sales tax?

State Statute 297A.99 sets forth the process for adopting a local option sales tax.  There are two key steps in the process which include: 1) special legislation authorizing the tax by the Minnesota Legislature and 2) approval by the voters of the City.  The Minnesota Legislature authorized the City’s sales tax proposal for the Pavilion and City Park Improvements in 2023. 

To approve the local option sales tax for the Pavilion and City Park improvements, the election will be held at this year’s November 5th General Election.