By: Diane Benjamin
It would be nice if Bloomington showed the same charts year-to-year, but they don’t.
These charts are available here: https://www.cityblm.org/government/advanced-components/documents/-folder-145
The 1% Sales tax increase went into effect January 1st 2016 after being passed in 2015.
The budget for Food and Beverage tax is lower in 2019 than 2015. The Hotel/Motel Tax is also budgeted lower.
Another .04 a gallon Local Motor Fuel Tax went into effect May 1, 2019.
Maybe this will help – side by side budget comparison based on those reported for 2020:
Where is the $13,000,000+ going?
Some went to Connect Transit. Some went to the jail expansion (mental health). Some went to roads. Where is the rest?
One more chart, this one shows the 1 year difference:
Keep in mind all the fees for water, sewer, garbage etc are not included in these taxes.
Government isn’t working for you – you are working to feed the beast.