How does the committee determine if the tax revenue is spent appropriately?
At each quarterly meeting, the City's Finance Department staff presents reports on the Pension Sales Tax and the 1/8-cent Transportation Sales Tax. City staff members will begin reporting on the 1/4-cent Capital Improvements Sale Tax in May 2011. The quarterly reports show the revenue collected for each tax and the status of the projects funded by the tax. These reports will also be available on the CSTOC web page.

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?