Does the committee approve the projects that are funded from the special sales taxes?
No, the committee does not determine the projects funded by each tax. The project list for each tax is recommended by city staff based on input from a variety of citizen stakeholders, then is ultimately set by the City Council. The purpose of the committee is to make sure the tax dollars are spent for the same projects that were proposed to the voters.

Citizens' Sales Tax Oversight Committee

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1. Why was the Citizens Sales Tax Oversight Committee formed?
2. When does the committee meet and are the meetings open to the public?
3. Does the committee approve the projects that are funded from the special sales taxes?
4. Where can I find a list of current projects that are funded by the 1/8-cent and 1/4-cent sales taxes?
5. How does the committee determine if the tax revenue is spent appropriately?
6. Does the committee report to City Council?
7. Who can I contact if I would like to ask the Committee members a question?
8. What is the sales tax rate in the City of Springfield?
9. Do the city sales taxes expire, or are they permanent?
10. Does the city collect sales tax from businesses located in the city?
11. How often does the state send the city sales tax revenue?