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911: Tax math adds up to too much

Letter by David Erickson, University Place on July 29, 2011 at 12:27 pm | 4 Comments »
July 29, 2011 2:03 pm

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.


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