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Commerce Sales Tax Revenue Got Retail Bump During Pandemic

The square in downtown Commerce features retail outlets as well as restaurants and professional services.
Mark Haslett
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The square in downtown Commerce features retail outlets as well as restaurants and professional services.
City of Commerce Place 1 Councilman and Mayor Pro Tem Tony Henry
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City of Commerce Place 1 Councilman and Mayor Pro Tem Tony Henry

Tony Henry, Commerce Place 1 City Councilman and Mayor Pro Tem, joins us on North By Northeast this week, along with Commerce City Manager Howdy Lisenbee. We discuss some good, albeit counterintuitive, news about the city’s sales tax revenue during the pandemic. We also talk about the sources of municipal revenue, how sales tax fits in, and how Commerce doesn’t depend on sales tax as much as some cities.

You can follow along with the conversation by reviewing the April 2021 and May 2021 municipal tax revenue numbers.

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