Voters will decide whether to renew transportation sales tax


Lebanon residents will get to vote Nov. 7 on whether to renew the city’s 0.5 percent Transportation Sales Tax. 

The sales tax began in 1984 and was last extended by voters in 2009.

Mayor Jared Carr said the transportation tax has definitely improved the maintenance of the city’s roads.

“It has been in effect since 1984, city leaders at that time saw the need for road improvements and thought that this would be the best way to financially pay for that over the course of many years and be able to improve the streets,” Carr said. “I think we’ve come a long way since then, I was just a tiny kid in the mid-80s, but I remember quite a bit of road construction as a kid. They started downtown and spread out from there. I think they’ve done a fantastic job. When I travel around for work I look at other towns of our size and look at their streets. That’s one of the first things people notice when they come to a town. We get compliments all the time about how nice our roads and I would say the same thing, having seen other towns and cities.”

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