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North Platte Recreation Sales Tax Petition

With Attorney Brock Wurl

North Platte Recreation Sales Tax Petition

The North Platte City Council recently made the decision to send a sales tax initiative for a half-cent increase for a large recreational infrastructure project to a vote. It was a move triggered by a petition that picked up more than 2,000 signatures.

Attorney Brock Wurl of Palooucek, Herman & Wurl was instrumental in this process so we wanted to have him on the show to discuss the news. Today we’ll talk to him about how this all came together and what the next steps are before this hits the ballot later in the year. 

Listen to: North Platte Recreation Sales Tax Petition

Here’s some of what you’ll learn on this episode: 

  • Details on the city council meeting from early August  (2:39)
  • The research Brock did before tabling the vote.  (5:30)
  • What did it take to write the petition? (8:29)
  •  Background on the recreation project and reasons behind voting. (10:41)
  • Technical details on the petition and what it took to make it work.  (13:58)
  • The procedure for the petition.  (17:21)
  • What are the next steps? (20:00)
  • Why this is a great example of our government at work. (21:19)
  • Did you know you can deposit checks through mobile?  (26:08)
  • What will occur between now and November? (28:38)
  •  Trivia time with Brock. (31:07)

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