SSC residents to vote on measure that could draw employers
SOUTH SIOUX CITY, Neb. (KTIV) -- Communities all around Siouxland are looking for jobs, and that includes South Sioux City, Nebraska.
Tuesday, voters there will head to the polls to decide on a measure that city leaders say, could bring in new employers.
Voters will decide whether to renew the half-cent sales tax, which is currently used to pay for the jail and law enforcement center.
If the sales tax is renewed, 10% of it could help attract businesses with LB840, which would allow cities to use tax money for incentives, like infrastructure improvements. The city says, it could get the ball rolling for higher paying jobs.
City Administrator Lance Hedquist says, "We need to raise the average salaries in South Sioux City and average salaries in Siouxland so people have a quality of life that they can enjoy our area with."
Right now, South Sioux City's sales tax is at 7%. If voters reject the sales tax renewal on the ballot, it would drop down half a cent.