What is the proposed public safety referendum on the ballot?

The referendum will ask voters to decide whether or not to support an increase in the County’s annual tax levy, beginning in 2025, to cover the cost of 8 additional public safety positions:

  • 2 Mental Health Co-Responders
  • 2 Correction Deputies
  • 1 Sheriff's Office Investigator
  • 1 District Attorney Investigator
  • 1 Youth Justice Early Intervention Specialist
  • 1 Deputy Clerk of Court

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1. What is the proposed public safety referendum on the ballot?
2. What will appear on the ballot?
3. What will it mean if a majority of voters vote “yes”?
4. What does it mean if a majority vote “no” and the referendum fails?
5. What is the cost per household?
6. Would this increase be permanent?
7. Why do we need a referendum to raise the tax levy limit?
8. If approved, when will the tax levy increase go into effect and how soon will these positions be available?
9. If we have a growing population adding more taxpayers, why do we need to increase the tax levy through referendum?
10. Where do I find voting information?