The City wants to change how the sales tax is reported to the State to be more transparent. Whitehouse taxpayers pay a ½ cent sales tax, which means that ½ cent of the 8.25 cents we all pay in sales taxes goes to help fund the City’s operations. When this ½ cent sales tax was created, it was categorized and reported to the state in a way that makes each dollar count for both sales taxes and property taxes. State regulations from Austin examine how much a city collects in property taxes and impose restrictions based on the amount collected and the population of the city. These regulations don’t consider cities, like Whitehouse, that categorize sales taxes as property taxes. This limits the city’s ability to take care of the needs of the citizens. Proposition A will allow the city to avoid burdensome regulations by simply reporting our current processes more transparently.