Idaho Springs will ask voters in November for a 1-cent increase in the city sales tax to be used for road maintenance.
The current sales-tax rate in Idaho Springs is 6.9 percent, of which 3 percent goes to the city. If approved by voters on Nov. 4, the total sales tax would be 7.9 percent.
Officials say the city hasn't raised its sales tax in recent memory, and the increase would bring the city an estimated$350,000 a year in additional revenue. They expect the majority of the money would come from the city's visitors.