Tuesday morning, the Mason County Commission is holding a public hearing on submitting a ballot proposition for the August primary to enact a three-tenths of a percent Public Safety Sales Tax. If approved by voters, the tax is expected to generate $1.3 Million in revenue. Those funds would be used to hire additional corrections deputes and other personal in District Court, Public Defense, the Clerk’s Office and Prosecutor’s Office as well as paying for inmate outsourcing and reserves for jail construction/improvements.
Tuesday’s 9:15 AM hearing is the first step for the County Commissioners to place the measure on the ballot.
The hearing is not required but the Commissioners would like to hear from the public before passing the resolution placing the measure on the ballot.