Cache County Council plans to educate public about RAPZ Tax

This year the RAPZ tax will need to be reauthorized. The council decided Tuesday night to take a series of steps to educate the public on how the tax benefits communities in the county, even the smallest communities. “The tax should sell itself as a result of what has happened,” Cache County Executive Lynn Lemon said. “A lot of those small communities really have benefited from it, as well as the large communities.” First, this year’s RAPZ money needs to be allocated, Lemon said. Next, the council will compile a list of projects completed using RAPZ money in the past 10 years. The council will then distribute the list to the public, utilizing municipal councils and neighborhood newsletters. The goal is to educate residents on how RAPZ money has directly impacted their communities. “(The public) ought to know what they’re voting for,” councilman Gordon Zilles said. “Most of the time, if it’s a tax, they vote against it without really knowing what it is.” –

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