Meeting Set to Gather Public Input on Specific Purpose Sales and Use Tax Initiative

Meeting Set to Gather Public Input on Specific Purpose Sales and Use Tax Initiative

Residents will have the opportunity to ask questions and provide input about the potential special purpose sales and use tax that could be on the ballot in November.

SWEETWATER COUNTY — The committee of elected officials that has been discussing the potential to place a specific purpose sales and use tax on the ballot this November is hosting a public input meeting on May 11, 2022 at 6-7:30 pm at Western Wyoming Community College in room 3650.

The committee encourages to come with their questions and input regarding the potential tax. This meeting will be live streamed to the County YouTube Channel and will allow for public comments to be shared prior to the meeting.

Comments can be submitted by calling (307) 872-3891 or by sending comments ahead of time via email to publiccomments@sweetwatercountywy.gov or by mail to:

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Public Comments
C/O Sweetwater County Clerk
80 W. Flaming Gorge Way Suite 150
Green River, WY 82935

An updated list of projects is available for review on the County’s website. This list has begun to be narrowed down and has been guided by the recently rolled out online survey.

The committee launched an online survey on March 31 to gather feedback from the community on a potential specific purpose tax. About 900 individuals participated and 860 completed the survey during the two-week period of March 31-April 15, 2022.

The survey was not statistically validated but was an efficient way to gather perspective and input in the early stages of public conversation. The input collected will help guide the continued community conversations over the next few weeks and help local elected officials determine next steps.

The committee will make a joint recommendation by early summer to each of the local jurisdictions on whether to place a question on the ballot this November after taking into consideration all the feedback collected throughout this process.

If that recommendation is to proceed, 50 percent of all jurisdictions in Sweetwater County would need to pass a resolution on proposed ballot language for the initiative to be certified for the election.