A Special City Council Meeting was held as a public forum on November 21, 2019, by the Garfield City Council in the Alderman Terry Warren Room at City Hall. The special meeting was called for the review and discussion of two proposed ordinances, the first concerning the levying of a City of Garfield sales and use tax, and the second concerning the calling of a special election on the levying of the City sales and use tax.
Mayor Gary Blackburn introduced both ordinances. The first ordinance would provide for the levying of a one-half percent sales and use tax in the City of Garfield. Council Member Barry Kitterman explained that the tax collected would be used for the City’s Water infrastructure. The second ordinance set a date of March 3, 2020, for a special election on the levying of the one-half percent sales and use tax in the City of Garfield. Both ordinances passed by unanimous votes of the entire City Council.
See below for the minutes from the November 21st Special City Council Meeting, the sales and use tax ordinance (Ordinance 182), and the special election on sales and use tax ordinance (Ordinance 183).