Making cents of the ST3 sales tax increase
The sales and use tax within the City of Mill creek increased one half of one percent (from 9.9 to 10.4 percent) on April 1 to fund rapid transit in three counties.
The boost works out to a 5-cent increase per $10 spent in Mill Creek. This voter-approved tax increase – known as the ST3 tax – will not supplement the city’s budget. It will be used by Sound Transit to expand and coordinate light-rail, commute-rail, and express bus service, and will improve access to transit facilities in Snohomish County, King County and Pierce County.