Sales Taxes Set To Increase In A Phoenix-Area City

On Friday, sales tax in Scottsdale will increase 0.1 percent and will remain that way for the next ten years.

The additional funds will be spent on road repair and expansion in 22 spots, such as “interchange improvements, both on the Pima Freeway, one at Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard, the other at Raintree Drive,” said transportation director Paul Basha.

Basha hopes that the sales tax will raise up to $13 million a year, until the hike expires.

Ten projects are set for Shay Boulevard. In November, 52 percent of Scottsdale voters approved the tax increase.

Most projects “are in the northern part of the city, where the roads have not been improved in 30 years,” Basha said. “These projects will accommodate the existing traffic volumes as well as traffic volumes on these identified streets through the year 2035 and beyond.”