Oklahoma City mayor comes to Boise to talk about local option tax

Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett is in town this week to discuss local option sales tax.

Oklahoma City has used local option sales tax – a tool that provides citizens the choice to tax themselves to fund projects to improve their communities – since 1993. Projects have ranged from a new library, to convention and sports venues, to public transportation improvements, sidewalks and trails. In Idaho, though, this tool is not available except to a few small resort communities.

The Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho (COMPASS) is hosting two presentations by Mayor Cornett:

▪  Thursday, Feb. 4, in the Holland & Hart conference room on the 17th floor of Zion’s Bank Building at 8th and Main streets in downtown Boise. Reception begins at 5:30 followed by the presentation at 6 p.m.

▪  Friday, Feb 5, in the COMPASS board room, 700 NE 2nd St. in Meridian. Presentation begins at 9 a.m.

Both events are free and open to the public, although space is limited. Please RSVP to COMPASS at 475-2232 or via email.