To authorize imposition of a 1% local sales and services tax in the County of Johnson for school infrastructure projects for 10 years from July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2017.

Total voters 12,419 (15.51% turnout)

50% Yes of county-wide vote required.

Yes 8,338 (67%)
No 4,041 (33%)

Complete ballot wording:


A local sales and services tax for school infrastructure projects shall be imposed in the County of Johnson at the rate of one percent. The tax will begin on July 1, 2007. The tax will be in effect for a period of ten years until June 30, 2017.

The money received from the tax shall be spent for school infrastructure, including purchasing, building, furnishing, reconstructing, repairing, demolishing, improving, expanding, or remodeling of a schoolhouse or schoolhouses and additions thereto, gymnasium, stadium, athletic facilities, field house, or school bus garage, purchasing and improving grounds, opening roads to schoolhouses or buildings, the purchase, lease or lease-purchase of buildings or equipment (including transportation and recreation equipment) as authorized by law, procuring or acquiring libraries, expenditures for energy conservation measures, the rental of facilities under Chapter 28E, for public educational and recreational activities, (including community education activities) the payment or retirement of bonds issued for school infrastructure purposes or the payment or retirement of bonds issued under Iowa Code Section 423E.5, for debt reduction or property tax relief, or for any one or more of such purposes, or for any purpose or purposes now or hereafter authorized by law.