• Posted Mar 4, 2019

In Iowa, 97 out of 99 counties and over 1,200 communities have a one-cent sales tax. Polk County and Johnson County are the only two counties that do not have a local option sales tax.

The LOSST (Local Option Sales & Service Tax) vote is this Tuesday, March 5th, in West Des Moines. Please research the issue and make an informed decision at the voting booth.

On Tuesday, March 5, 2019, the voters of West Des Moines residing in Polk County will be asked to vote on a measure that would impose a one-cent local sales tax in the incorporated area of West Des Moines located in Polk County. If approved, the sales tax will increase from 6 to 7 cents.

Watch a short and informative video by the Forrest Ridgeway, owner of Bike World.

FAQ about LOSST in West Des Moines

5 Waters Project

More about the $32 million dream parks system

Some of the benefits from LOSST vote.
  • Raccoon River Park boathouse
  • Pedestrian bridge over the Raccoon River
  • Ice rink at Valley View Park
  • Single-track trails at Southwoods Park
  • Adventure park, campground in Raccoon River greenway
  • City Campus amphitheater
  • New recreation facility
BIKEIOWA note: We don't like raising taxes, either, but we see the recreational benefits of this tax for our generation and generations to come.





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