Colorado Springs ended the year with revenue far above that received in 2015, according to news from the city’s finance office.

The 2 percent general fund sales-and-use tax revenue ended December more than 17 percent higher than December 2015, and with total revenue more than 8 percent higher than all of 2015.  The city’s lodging and automobile tax, known as LART, was up more than 19 percent higher than December 2015 and 14.7 percent higher year-over-year.

Revenue from sales taxes in December:

  • General fund: $13.5 million
  • 2C for roads: $4.1 million
  • .4 percent for public safety: $2.7 million
  • TOPS: $678,665
  • Lodger’s tax: $301,845
  • Auto rental: $43,345

Industries with the highest increase for the month: commercial machines, with a 78 percent increase; building materials was up 43 percent and medical marijuana was up more than 22 percent. Business services saw a 13.37 percent decrease for the month.