Jefferson City Fire Department sales tax fails

Proposition 2, the proposal for a dedicated sales tax for the Jefferson City Fire Department, fell short at the polls Tuesday with 57.61 percent of voters rejecting the tax.

More than 5,100 people voted against the tax proposal, while 42.39 percent, or 3,816 votes, were in favor.

Bryan Pope, 3rd Ward councilman and co-chairman of the Citizens for a Safer Community Committee, said the voters made it clear they want the city to deliver essential services from the general revenue budget and not through an added tax.

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