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Jefferson City Fire Sales Tax Implementation (August 2012)

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A Jefferson City Fire Sales Tax Implementation measure was on the August 7, 2012 ballot in the city of Jefferson, which is in Cole County.

This measure was defeated

  • YES 3,816 (42.39%)
  • NO 5,187 (57.61%)Defeatedd[1]

This measure sought to eliminate the property tax which was funding the fireman's pension in the city and instead implement a sales tax at a rate of .25 percent for a period of fourteen years in order to pay for fire department costs in the city.[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Shall the City of Jefferson reduce the property tax levied for the Fireman's Pension, currently $0.0961 (approximately 17% of the City's total property tax) to $0.00 and in lieu thereof impose a sales tax of one-fourth (1/4) of one percent for the purpose of providing revenues and improvements for the operation of the Jefferson City Fire Department, for the period January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2027?[3]


  1. Cole County Clerk, August Election Results
  2. Cole County Clerk, August Sample Ballot
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.