The Marysville City Council voted in December 2013 to create a Transportation Benefit District Board. The City Council acted in its capacity as the Marysville TBD Board to approve a 0.2% sales and use tax for transportation improvements, subject to voter approval, which voters approved through an April 2014 ballot measure.
The 0.2% sales tax increase will generate enough revenue to continue to preserve and repair Marysville's streets during the next 10 years ($16 million/$1.6 million per year). It will raise the sales tax rate in Marysville from 8.6% to 8.8%, effective Oct. 1, 2014. Marysville's tax rate will still remain lower than most cities in Snohomish County, which range from 7.7% to 9.6%.
Sales taxes are paid by everyone who shops in Marysville and uses Marysville streets and services, not just Marysville residents. State law requires that all revenue generated by the TBD be spent only on TBD-designated projects.