Granby residents will see a question on the ballots adding a new tax.
If passed, Granby Proposition 1 will allow the city to impose a local use tax matching the sales tax rate. Currently sitting at a little more than 2 percent, that tax goes to a city general fund. This local use tax will allow Granby to get a portion of the sales tax through purchases made online.
“What it does is with the new Supreme Court ruling it gives states an opportunity to collect revenue from a multi-billion dollar industry, which is e-commerce,” says Ira Hawkins, Granby Alderman.
City leaders say if Prop 1 is passed, the additional tax revenue will go into the general fund that helps city departments, like police, fire, and parks and rec.