LOSST vote is essential for area communities


Humboldt County Auditor Peggy Rice (left), Humboldt City Administrator Travis Goedken (center) and Humboldt County Engineer Ben Loots (right) comment on impacts of the Local Option Sales and Service Tax in this week's Humboldt Independent. Voters will be going to the polls Tuesday to consider renewing the one-cent sales tax for a another 10 years.

By KENT THOMPSON
The Local Option Sales and Service Tax (LOSST, or often shortened to LOST) may not be the engine that drives the train, but it is a key ingredient in the fuel that keeps the train on track.
Every year, of the 7 cents the public pays on every dollar of goods purchased of which sales taxes are applied to, one penny comes back to the local community to spend on public infrastructure and public projects.
That’s because for the past 20 years, Humboldt County and all incorporated communities in the county have approved a one cent Local Option Sales and Service Tax.
Tuesday, Sept. 8, voters will be going to the polls to renew the tax. Read about some of the benefits to Humboldt County in this week's Humboldt Independent newspaper. Subscribe by clicking on the link at the top of this page.

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