The city of Edina wants to increase the sales tax in Edina by 0.5%. That is projected to raise our tax by an additional $4 million. Edina has already identified 4 projects they are pursuing: Fred Richards Master Plan, Braemar Park Master Plan, Weber Woods Park and storm facilities, and street reconstruction. Edina is committed to these projects. Increasing our taxes would, perhaps, speed up the implementation of them.
There is a multi-step process to increasing our sales tax. First, the city has to request this increase. They have done that. Then legislators have to sponsor a bill authorizing that increase. Our State Legislators, Representative Heather Edelson and Senator Melisa Franzen both stated at a Town Hall meeting that they would do so. Then it must pass both the Minnesota House and Senate and be signed into law by the Governor. At that point we will be asked to vote to approve the sales tax.
If you want higher sales taxes, vote Yes.
If you want sales taxes to stay the same, vote NO.
Let Rep. Edelson and Sen. Franzen know how you feel about increasing our taxes!
Melisa Franzen 651-296-6238
Heather Edelson 651-269-4363