Lincoln officials hosting open houses on proposed sales tax increase

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - Lincoln residents are invited to one of four open houses to learn more on the proposed quarter-cent sales tax increase.

Voters will decide on the question at the ballot April 9, which would generate $13 million over six years for street repairs.

Open House Schedule
- Tuesday, February 26, 5 to 7 p.m., Belmont Elementary School Cafeteria, 3425 N. 14th Street
- Wednesday, February 27, 5 to 7 p.m., Irving Middle School Cafeteria, 2745 S. 22nd Street
- Tuesday, March 5, 6 to 8 p.m., Lux Middle School Cafeteria, 7800 High Street
- Wednesday, March 6, 5 to 7 p.m., Dawes Middle School Cafeteria, 5130 Colfax Avenue.

The open houses will feature informational displays about street conditions and transportation funding. City staff and members of the consultant team will be available for questions. No formal presentations are planned.

"When you talk about streets and taxes, people want to know the facts," said Mayor Chris Beutler. "The public education effort is extremely important so that residents have the information they need about our streets and about the ballot issue to make an informed decision."

The LincolnOnTheMove website is being updated with current information, including a frequently asked questions link and information on transportation revenues and expenditures.