City Manager Spotlights

RAP Tax Benefits The Community

In 2015 the voters of Washington County approved the imposition of a Recreation, Arts, and Park tax, more commonly known as the RAP tax. As its name would indicate, its purpose is to generate funds to go towards any recreation, arts or parks program within the community. This tax funding comes from 1/10th of 1% on sales tax. To date, these funds have generated approximately $1.2 million for Washington City. From this revenue, Washington City has expended about $800,000. These funds can be used for the citys recreation, arts, or parks or it can be distributed to qualifying 501(c)(3) organizations that provide these services. The uses of these funds in the past have included Brighams Playhouse, Tuacahn, the shooting sports park, the Washington City Band, and renovations at Veterans Park. The Councils goals include the supporting of community-based organizations and investing in fixed assets that will benefit the community for many years. In the next year, the Council will be surveying the community to determine what other needs the citizens feel should be considered for these funds. Your support of this funding source is greatly appreciated, and our commitment is to continue to expend funds that will enhance the lives of our citizens.

-Roger Carter

City Manager

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