Marion – The Marion City Council last night unanimously passed Mayor Mike Absher’s “2020 Vision” Proposal at their scheduled meeting. The passing of the proposal means that there will be an increase in Marion’s “home rule” sales tax from 8.75 percent up to 9.5 percent. It also eliminates the city’s property tax levy on all property within city limits. Expected revenue from the increase in the home-rule sales tax will equal $3,612,955. The city plans to spend $300,000 of those dollars for School Officers and Code Enforcement, while the rest will be put back for use down the road. The city plans to notify the businesses affected by the increase in tax rate starting January 1st. Property tax owners will see the change in their first 2020 property tax bill installment.