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COTA’s Sales Tax Renewal Approved by Voters

11/08/2016

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COLUMBUS, OH–Issue 60, a ballot initiative to renew funding for the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA), was
approved by voters on Tuesday. COTA officials had requested the renewal of a 0.25 percent 10-year sales and
use tax that was initially approved by voters in 2006.
“We thank the voters for demonstrating their confidence in COTA,” said Curtis Stitt, COTA President/CEO. “We’re
pleased that our community appreciates the value of a strong public transportation system, and understands that
it is an important component of the growth and economic prosperity of our region.”
The renewal of Issue 60 will continue the 0.25 percent sales tax through 2026. COTA is also funded by a 0.25
percent permanent sales and use tax that was approved by voters in 1999.
“This funding allows us to provide and maintain the foundational level of public transit service our community
deserves,” Stitt said. “By approving Issue 60 voters have declared that a reliable, robust and responsive public
transportation system is a vital part of our vibrant, open and smart region.”

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