Notice of Intent to Increase Tax

(Election Question 1: November 6, 2018)

In accordance with A.R.S. § 9-499.15, public notice is hereby given that at a Regular Meeting of the Scottsdale City Council to be held in the City Hall Kiva Forum, 3939 North Drinkwater Boulevard on Monday, November 26, 2018 at 5:00 PM, it is the Council’s intention to consider adopting an ordinance to implement the temporary transaction privilege and use tax rate increase approved by the majority of qualified City of Scottsdale voters at the November 6, 2018 General/Special Election (Election Question 1). 

Election Question 1 asked qualified voters whether the City Council should be authorized to increase the rate of transaction privilege and use taxes in the City by 0.10 percent (0.10%) for a period of ten (10) years to provide funds for transportation improvement projects. Approval of this question changes the City’s transaction privilege tax rate to 1.75% and the use tax rate to 1.55%.  

Following consideration at the November 26 meeting, the Council may approve, disapprove, or modify the ordinance to implement the tax increase. A schedule of the proposed temporary tax increase, illustrating the impact of the rate change by category, along with the written report that supports the increased tax was posted on the City’s website on September 10, 2018.