JCFD sales tax tops council agenda

The Jefferson City Council is expected to take action on a proposal from the Fire Department to put a potential switch from a property tax to a sales tax on the August ballot.

The ordinance proposes a switch from property taxes to a one-fourth-cent sales tax as a dedicated funding mechanism for the department. According to the plan, the switch would mean a 17 percent reduction to city property taxes as it eliminates the 9.61-cent contribution to the Fireman’s Pension Fund.

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On Monday night, 5th Ward Councilman Ralph Bray and 3rd Ward Councilman Bryan Pope plan to offer amendments to the bill.


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