Richmond citizens will decide on a use tax in the April election. City Council voted to put the issue on the ballot at Tuesday night’s meeting. Click to hear KMZU’s Sarah Scott speak with City Administrator Ron Brohammer:

Ron Brohammer

If approved, the money would go toward Richmond’s General Fund.

“Everything, the income that comes to the City, one way or another goes back to city residents,” said Brohammer. “Half cent goes to our stormwater and street maintenance. Quarter cent goes to our parks. I think in the past few years parks have just improved tremendously. And without that revenue stream, they can’t do the work. And then a quarter cent goes to pay for the municipal complex. Which of course includes the gymnasium, the fire department, the police department, and all those sorts of things.”

The use tax is collected in lieu of a sales tax on purchase made out-of-state, such as items purchased on the internet.