||Passage of this measure will allow Lane County and Sheriff Tom Turner to:
Maintain a minimum of 255 local jail beds for the five year period. Increased jail capacity will substantially improve the Sheriff's ability to hold those accused or convicted of violent crimes until their cases are resolved.
Provide additional counseling, secure treatment and detention services for Lane County youth offenders. This will ensure that more community youth offenders will receive treatment services. The funds generated from this tax must be placed into a restricted special revenue fund specifically earmarked for jail and youth services. An external auditor will annually present in a pubic forum an independent audit report to the Sheriff and the Lane County Board of Commissioners to ensure accountability.
After five years, this tax rate automatically sunsets, unless re-approved by Lane County voters. This measure generates revenue for five years beginning in 2013 and for the median home in Lane County, valued at $154,809, the annual tax payment will increase by no more than $85.15.
The estimated tax which would be raised by this levy are 2013/14-$15,268,806; 2014/15-$15,574,182; 2015/16-$15,885,666; 2016/17-$16,203,379, and 2017/18-$16,527,446 for a total of $79,459,479.