County-Wide Sales Tax Informational Meeting Scheduled

An informational meeting regarding the proposed county-wide sales tax is scheduled for Tuesday, June 22nd, from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. at the SteamPlant Ballroom.

Shifting 2% of municipal sales tax to a county-wide tax keeps tax rates the same within incorporated areas of the county and creates a more consistent tax rate across the county. The proposal will generate additional revenue to be shared by Chaffee County and the three municipalities.

The changes are being discussed as a a solution to the challenge of maintaining service levels in an environment of decreasing revenues across the county.

Public input and questions are being sought by the local government officials.