“Get L.O.S.T.?” Charles City Officials to Answer Questions at McDonald’s Friday
Charles City voters with questions about the one-cent local option sales tax (LOST) on the ballot in next week’s special election can get answers directly from city officials this Friday morning.
The “Get L.O.S.T.?” session will feature City Administrator Steve Diers and Mayor Dean Andrews at the Charles City McDonald’s to chat with citizens about any concerns or questions about the tax and the vote next Tuesday. Anyone attending the Q&A from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. can receive a free cup of McCafe premium brew coffee, courtesy of Soifer Family McDonald’s.
The event is co-sponsored by the restaurant, Charles City Area Development and Charles City Chamber of Commerce.
The City’s current LOST ends a 10-year run on December 31st with all money generated by the tax spent on street improvements. If approved next week, the new LOST would take effect January 1st, 2023 for another decade, with 90% of the revenues going for street projects and 10% going towards public safety including police, fire and ambulance services.
The unincorporated areas of Floyd County will also head to the polls Tuesday to vote on a separate county LOST tax. If approved, it would also begin January 1st, 2023 with all funds going towards secondary roads, as it has for the past 10 years.