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Funding change clarified on JC sales tax proposal

Potential switch would continue to use capital improvement funds

As the Jefferson City Council considers placing a new sales tax proposal from the Fire Department on the August ballot, some residents have expressed confusion about the amount of funds the department would receive from the existing half-cent capital improvements sales tax.

When the Fire Department first presented its improvement plan, which includes a switch from property taxes to a dedicated sales tax, the plan proposed a three-eighth-cent sales tax. With that, the department indicated it would no longer receive funding from the city’s half-cent capital improvements sales tax.

But since the initial presentation, the plan has changed. The department now proposes a one-fourth-cent sales tax, along with a reduction in the amount of funding from the half-cent capital improvements sales tax.

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