What kind of city do we want to be? What kind of legacy do we want to leave for future generations? What’s in our vision for our community?
In my opinion, those questions are the essence of how important it is to renew the half-cent local sales tax. Do we want to sit back, do nothing and let the future happen to us? Or do we want to continue to move forward and create the conditions and opportunities for future successes?
Past uses of the local sales tax revenue have made strong contributions to this community. Those projects have included flood control, a new library, fire station No. 1 in the downtown area and the city’s portion of the government center. The tax has supported multiple city and county transportation projects — including the city’s contribution to the Highway 52 rebuild — as well as water quality work, academic and recreational improvements at the RCTC campus, expansion of the Mayo Civic Center and creation of the University of Minnesota Rochester...
For the full story please visit http://www.postbulletin.com/news/stories/display.php?id=1512248
Please note: UMR has no control over the content or longevity of external links.