Altoona's

Local-Option Sales Tax =

The math is simple. If passed, The City of Altoona’s Local-Option Sales Tax will reduce property taxes for Altoona residents while funding local capital improvement projects – like road- maintenance and new public facilities right here in Altoona.

As our local retail scene continues to grow, visitors will now help fund the projects and services that make life better in Altoona. It takes the financial burden off residents.

The Polls Open

MARCH 5th at 8am

Here's How it All Adds Up

How Much Will You Save?

Select your approximate home value to find out.

$175k

$200k

$225k

$250k

$275k

$300k

The Local-Option Sales Tax will
reduce your property tax increase by:

$82.67 per year

With Altoona's
Local-Option Sales Tax

Millions of visitors to Altoona
will now fund important local projects, like:

Road
Improvements

Altoona's new
Civic Service Center

Training & Facilities for our
Police Department

57%

Today, about 57% of retail spending in Altoona comes from non-residents.

As our retail scene grows, that number’s only getting larger. With the Local-Option Sales Tax, visitors to Altoona will help fund local projects, reducing the burden for local residents like you.

HERE'S HOW YOU CAN VOTE...

Step 1: Register Online By Clicking here.

or, pick-up a registration form at the Altoona City Clerk's Office.

City Clerk Office
407 8th Street SE,
Altoona, IA 50009
(515) 967-5136
Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am – 4:30pm

Step 2: Find your voting location by clicking here.

Step 3: Vote In Person Or Absentee

Vote In-Person:

Visit your voting location March 5th
between 7AM and 8PM.

Vote Absentee:

Click here to request an absentee ballot. For questions regarding absentee ballots,
contact the Polk County Election Office at (515) 286-3247.

This is how the
Local-Option Sales Tax
will appear on the ballot:

PUBLIC MEASURE LETTER A
CITY OF ALTOONA
SHALL THE FOLLOWING PUBLIC MEASURE BE ADOPTED?


Summary: To authorize imposition of a local sales and services tax in the City of Altoona, Iowa at the rate of one percent (1%) to be effective from July 1, 2019.

Revenues from the sales and services tax shall be allocated as follows:
For the City of Altoona:
50% for property tax relief.
The specific purposes for which the revenues shall otherwise be expended are:

1. Fifty percent (50%) for projects, including but not limited to, public facilities; improvements to streets, parks, sidewalks, water, sanitary sewers, storm sewers and bridges; equipment purchases; economic development and any lawful purposes of the City of Altoona.


☐ YES


☐ NO

407 8th St SE,
Altoona, IA 50009