What will the local option sales tax look like on my ballot?

Voters will have two questions to respond either YES or NO to for the local option sales tax. The ballot language is as follows for both questions: 

Question 1: Considering Sales Tax for Construction of New Public Works Facility

Shall the City of Oakdale be authorized to impose a temporary sales and use tax to finance all or a portion of the cost of constructing a new Public Works Facility, in an amount equal to one-half of one percent (0.5%) for a period of twenty-five (25) years or until $22,000,000 plus the costs of collecting and administering the tax and the costs of issuing any bonds including interest is collected, provided that such tax shall terminate sooner if the City Council determines that all such costs have been paid? 

The total sales and use tax approved by voters at this election to finance this project and any other project will not exceed one-half of one percent (0.5%).

Question 2: Considering Sales Tax for Expansion and Remodel of Police Facility

Shall the City of Oakdale be authorized to impose a temporary sales and use tax to finance all or a portion of the cost of construction and rehabilitation and associated building costs of the Oakdale Police Department Facility, in an amount equal to one-half of one percent (0.5%) for a period of twenty-five (25) years or until $15,000,000 plus the costs of collecting and administering the tax and the costs of issuing any bonds including interest is collected, provided that such tax shall terminate sooner if the City Council determines that all such costs have been paid? 

The total sales and use tax approved by voters at this election to finance this project and any other project will not exceed one-half of one percent (0.5%).

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1. What is a local option sales tax?
2. What can receipt of location option sales tax funds be used for?
3. Can any city create a local option sales tax?
4. What does Oakdale want to fund using a sales tax?
5. Were other funding sources considered?
6. How much would the local option sales tax be and how long would it be in effect?
7. Did the City Council approve putting the local option sales tax before voters?
8. What will the local option sales tax look like on my ballot?
9. Do businesses need to report the local option sales tax separately to the state when submitting all sales taxes?