Public Safety Sales Tax on Aug. Ballot

[VIDEO] The Mason County Commisison has placed a measure on the August 6th Primary Election asking voters to increase sales tax to help fund public safety. Tuesday, the Commissioners held a public hearing on placing the three-tenths of a percent sales tax increase on the ballot.

After no one testified, the Commission unanimously approved the resolution placing the measure on the ballot.

The increase is estimated to generate $1.3 Million of revenue for the County. 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 creating reserves for jail construction/improvements.