TOKYO, JAPAN - NOVEMBER 21: People carry shopping bags on November 21, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dissolved the lower house of Parliament, which will now lead to a snap election. Mr Abe has postponed a planned sales-tax increase and ordered the preparation of a stimulus package. (Photo by Atsushi Tomura/Getty Images)
Council members in Republic will vote on a sales tax increase initiative on Tuesday.
If the council votes yes, a one cent sales tax measure will be put on the April Ballot.
The increase would raise the sales tax rate in the city to 9.35%.
City Administrator, David Cameron says the city doesn’t charge for personal property tax and a large percent of the revenue would go towards better pay and more personnel for fire and police departments.
More than 14% of the revenue would go towards better retirement for police and fire, as well as other city employees.
Cameron says there would also be $500,000 a year for improving the streets of Republic. Another big chunk of the money would be used to build a new city hall complex.
The meeting is open to the public.