The city of Pella announced last week that on September 13, the city will conduct a referendum on extending its Local Option Sales and Services Tax, or LOSST. Mayor Don DeWaard gave us some details about the voting process.
DeWaard wrote in a newsletter that this is not a new tax, but rather an extension of the 1% tax that has been collected in the city since 2002, and has helped fund projects like the Pella Aquatic Center and the Pella Sports Park. The current LOSST is set to expire at the end of next year, pending the referendum. Polls will open for the referendum on September 13th at 7am and will be open until 8pm, but there are options for absentee voting as well, for which more details can be found here.