In a press release, the Moab City Council announced a public meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 22 to discuss Proposition 8, a proposed tax that will appear on the general election ballot for Moab residents.

Proposal 8 would create a new sales tax, referred to as the Recreation, Arts and Parks (RAP) Tax, which would fund city facilities and programs like local parks, the Moab Recreation and Aquatic Center, and the Moab Arts and Recreation Center as well as youth sports and art programs.

“This is the last available tourist tax that has not been implemented by the city,” said City

Manager Joel Linares. “It has been brought forward at the request of the city council as they

feel during these uncertain economic times it is incumbent on the city to collect all revenue

possible from visitors.”

If approved by voters, the tax would not apply to purchases of unprepared food or gasoline. City officials estimated that over 79% of revenues will come from visitors to the area rather than full-time residents.

The Moab City Council has stated that community feedback from residents will help determine where any funds raised by the tax are distributed.

Residents who wish to provide input at the Sept. 22 meeting can do so either by joining the meeting electronically by Zoom or by phone. To join by video:

To join by phone: (669) 900-9128

Meeting ID: 821 2405 5519

Password: 279552

To submit written comments:

For more information about Proposition 8 visit

Public meeting to be held Sept. 22