Lemon: RAPZ tax has helped variety of county projects, arts programs

A park in Amalga, a playground in Clarkston, the Utah Festival Opera, they are just a few of the recipients of RAPZ tax money which comes from one-tenth of one percent tax on all sales in Cache County, except for food. Cache County Executive Lynn Lemon says local residents voted to enact the Recreation Arts Parks and Zoo tax 10 years ago.”Probably the largest amount of the funding has gone to recreation but a lot goes to the arts organizations,” Lemon said on KVNU’s Crosstalk show Monday. “Whether they be large or small there has generally been support for them. “It certainly helps with the parks. And then the zoo has been a big benefactor of the tax…in fact in all the years it’s been in existence we’ve provided 10 percent of the RAPZ tax to the Willow Park Zoo.”Lemon said it is time for Cache County residents to decide if they want the RAPZ tax enacted for another 10 years. The issue will be on the ballot as an opinion question in November and Lemon says he hopes residents realize how much good it has done over the last decade.

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