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San Juan County Safety Sales Tax Increase (August 2012)

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A San Juan County Safety Sales Tax Increase measure was on August 7, 2012 ballot in San Juan County.

This measure was approved

  • YES 2,140 (52.39%)Approveda
  • NO 1,945 (47.61%)[1]

This measure sought to increase the current sales tax by a rate of .003 percent for an ongoing amount of time in order to further pay for public safety and criminal justice services in the county[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

The San Juan County Council adopted Ordinance No. 8-2012 concerning the imposition of a sales and use tax for criminal justice and public safety purposes. This proposition would increase the sales tax in San Juan County by three-tenths of one percent (.003), to be used by the County to protect existing criminal justice and public safety services including law enforcement, prosecution, public defense, courts, probation, victim services, jail, and dispatch services, and by the Town of Friday Harbor for criminal justice and public safety purposes and public works projects.

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