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La Vista City Council will put Sales Tax Increase on May Ballot

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La Vista City Council will put Sales Tax Increase on May Ballot

By Meghan Matthews. CREATED Feb 18, 2014

La Vista, NE - The La Vista mayor said Tuesday night the area of 84th Street has been deteriorating since Walmart moved out five years ago.

The city's efforts to keep it alive haven't worked. Council believes now, a half cent sales tax increase will save it. 

Council voted Tuesday to unanimously put a half cent sales tax increase on the May ballot. They say it would net more than one million dollars in revenue. It's the city's last ditch effort to save an area of town that's no longer booming with business.

The plan? Vision 84. It would revitalize 84th Street from Harrison to Giles. It will get new infrastructure, landscaping and businesses. 

Council members are also interested in converting the city's golf course to a regional park. 

Shoppers in La Vista are currently paying a 1 1/2 % sales tax. If this measure passes in May it would bump up to 2%.