Rochester City Local Option Sales Tax
The Rochester City Council has begun discussion about continuing a Local Option Sales Tax. The City of Rochester can have a “city sales tax” (Local Option Sales Tax) if it receives approval from the Legislature and a majority vote of people living in Rochester. The people in Rochester approved a Local Option Sales Tax in 2013; this approval sunsets in 2022. The City must return to the Rochester residents to approve a Local Option Sales Tax that would start in 2023. The City Council must identify the projects that would be funded with the sales tax.
Please know that the Local Option Sales Tax is not an Olmsted County sales tax and County Commissioners are not involved in the City Council’s discussions. If you have questions about the Local Option Sales Tax you must direct your questions to your City Councilperson, City Councilperson-at-Large, or the Mayor.
Thank the Frontline Workers
Olmsted County, The City of Rochester, and the Rochester School Board are saying thank you to the frontline workers who provided critical services during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can also show your appreciation. Here is the video: https://www.youtube.com/embed/C3ATER1tRPE?rel=0
Quality of Life in Olmsted County
I use the following report to ensure that the County is doing its job to meet the needs of all of our citizens. You can view the report here: https://olmnet.co.olmsted.mn.us/AboutUs/AboutOlmstedCounty/Documents/OC%20Community%20Indicators%202021%20(002).pdf
Open House for the Century High School Intersection Improvement
A virtual open house hosted by Olmsted County and the City of Rochester is scheduled to discuss and show plans for improving the Century High School Intersection on Viola Road. The dates are February 10, 4:30 – 6:30pm and February 15 from 6:00 – 7:30pm. Here is the link: