The Washington TimesPueblo officers propose tax ballot question
By Associated Press
Monday, March 31, 2014
PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) - Pueblo voters could decide this year whether to increase the city’s sales tax to pay for public safety measures.
Pueblo police officers and firefighters want to add a question on the November ballot that would increase sales tax by half a cent.
According to KRDO-TV (http://tinyurl.com/l7plvxj
), union firefighters said the money would help the department get back to being fully staffed like it was three years ago.
Last November, voters overwhelming reject a half-cent, countywide sales tax that would have been spent on six organizations, including the State Fair.
The Pueblo Police Department would also benefit from the tax proposal. There’s a hiring freeze on 14 officer positions.
Information from: KRDO-TV, http://www.krdo.com/