ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — A sales tax that has been in effect in the Forest City for over a decade will be renewed.
The referendum that would continue the 1% sales tax for Rockford roads.
The sales tax will continue after 2,651 total votes ‘YES’ and 682 votes ‘NO’
The 1% infrastructure sales tax has been in place in the City of Rockford since 2007. In that time, $174 million has been raised and invested into city projects.
Mayor McNamra strongly advocated voting ‘yes’ on the referendum, calling it a win-win for the community.
“If you live in neighborhoods, well we’ve invested an additional million dollars each year I’ve been mayor into neighborhood infrastructure. If you’re a business owner and need to move product across our community, when I took office we had 15 bridges that had road restrictions or were closed. This existing capital improvement plan addresses all of them,” the mayor said last month.