Public Safety Sales Tax Moving Ahead

[VIDEO] The Mason County Commission is moving ahead with plans to ask voters to approve a three-tenths of a percent Public Safety Sales Tax. This increase in sales tax is estimated to general $1.3 Million in additional revenue for Criminal Justice purposes only. The funds would be split between the County and the City of Shelton. Under state law, 60 percent of the funds go the County and 40 percent goes to the City. During a briefing Monday morning, the County Commissioners voiced support with placing the measure on the August Primary Ballot.

Although not required, the County Commission will be scheduling a public hearing on placing the measure on the ballot for May 7th.

County officials hope to have specific numbers and how they plan to allocate funds by the hearing. However, here is one possible breakdown: