In 2013, the voters of Marion approved an extension of the Local Option Sales Tax (L.O.S.T.). This will be in effect until June 30, 2024. The Local Option Sales Tax Oversight Committee is responsible for reviewing the use of L.O.S.T. funds to ensure they have been spent correctly.
Previous projects completed using L.O.S.T. funding include play equipment at Thomas and Lininger Parks, Thomas Park Splash Pad, Lindale and Krumholtz Trail, South 11th Street Reconstruction, and Lowe Park Amphitheater, and much more.