We have a request in to the United States Postal Service requesting that Ruston have its own zip code assigned. The issue we are faced with is having a blended zip code with north Tacoma leaves us questioning whether we are receiving the correct sales tax from the state. In 2008 the state changed from an origin based sales tax to a destination based tax. The issue with this new system is sharing a zip code with Tacoma leaves us questioning the accuracy of the sales tax revenue we are receiving. Establishing our own zip code will resolve this and clearly define the town boundaries.
The topic of whether or not we remain a town or change our form of government to a code city has been an issue council has been discussing. The evaluation of this change is underway and we will be holding study sessions to discuss the pros and cons. The town website will have the dates and times posted once we establish the meeting times.
Thanks for reading - Mayor - Bruce Hopkins