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Funding change clarified on JC sales tax proposal

Funding change clarified on JC sales tax proposal

Potential switch would continue to use capital improvement funds

March 25th, 2012 in News

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.