There are two primary ways that the City pays for street projects - revenue generated by selling bonds and a dedicated sales tax, both which require voter approval.

Bonds: The City sells bonds and use the money to pay for projects. Bonds are sold to investors and the City promises to repay them with interest over a specific period of time (often 20 years).

Sales Taxes: State law allows cities to collect a quarter-cent sales and use tax exclusively for the maintenance and rehabilitation of existing public streets and alleys. The legislation requires voter approval every four years.