Re: “911 tax to go to voters” (TNT, 7-27).
Does the Pierce Count Council really think we need to spend $300 million on a 911 tax? As I read the article on the proposed new tax, I thought I misread it. So I had to read it again and really could not believe what I was reading.
The council voted 5-2 to put the sales tax increase on the November ballot after limiting the tax to 25 years. They said the tax should raise $12 million a year.
Let’s do the math: 25 x $12 million = $300 million.
There is no way that a new 911 system can cost this much. If the council thinks they can get this past the voters, then it time for us to vote in some new council members.