CARSON CITY, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- Residents of Nevada's capital may be paying slightly more for purchases soon. Carson City has proposed a sales tax increase of one-eighth of a cent to help fund city projects.
Improvements to the downtown corridor, along with a new multi-purpose athletic center and animal control facility will receive the benefits of the sales tax increase. Officials say downtown can accommodate more walking, biking, recreation and business, if altered through the program.
The Carson City Board of Supervisors will vote on the proposal on February 20. If approved, the tax will begin as soon as July 1, and all three projects could be completed in one year. The city says the tax will cost each Carson City resident about $12/year.
Two workshops discussing the proposed tax were held in Carson City on Tuesday. There will be a third workshop at the Carson City Community Center on January 29, starting at 6 p.m.