Pima County Sales Tax Advisory Committee Public Outreach Hearings This Week

The Pima County Sales Tax Advisory Committee will host two meetings this week to get public input on whether the Board of Supervisors should adopt a countywide sales tax, where the tax revenue should be spent (road repair and/or property tax reduction), and whether the sales tax should be temporary or permanent.

The hearings are tomorrow, Jan. 9, 6-7 p.m., at the El Pueblo Activity Center, 101 W. Irvington Rd., and Wednesday, Jan. 10, 6-7 p.m., at the Quincie Douglas Center, 1575 E. 36th St.

State law allows county boards of supervisors to enact up to a half-cent-per-dollar sales tax via a unanimous board vote. Pima County is the only county in Arizona without a sales tax and its primary property tax rate is the highest in the state. Anyone unable to attend the public meetings can provide the committee feedback online.