The board of directors of the Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance voted to endorse the 1% local option sales tax on the November ballot to support investments in reducing congestion and creating affordable housing for our middle class.
With skyrocketing housing costs and gridlock on our roads, our quality of life and community character is at stake.
It’s up to us to make sure Jackson Hole remains a place where middle class families can afford to live and work. And if we don’t act, our traffic problems will only get worse. We can’t afford to kick the can down the road any longer.
The 1% local option sales tax will create a dedicated fund that will generate affordable housing for our middle class and reduce congestion by improving transit and making it safer to walk and bike.
Dealing with traffic congestion through investments in improved transit and making it safer to walk and bike, and addressing our housing crisis so that hard working people can afford to live here are two important elements of the Alliance’s AGENDA 22, an ambitious vision of a better future for Jackson Hole and a blueprint for making our community a national model of living in balance with nature.
Funds from the 1% local option sales tax will focus on building housing in town and other complete neighborhoods, which will protect against development spreading into in our open spaces and wildlife habitat. In addition, by giving commuters the choice to take convenient transit to get to work, it will take cars off our roads and help reduce wildlife-vehicle collisions.
If you’re interested in getting involved with the growing movement to pass the 1% local option sales tax this November, please contact Alliance Communications and Field Coordinator, Marisa Wilson, at 733-9417 or firstname.lastname@example.org.