Voters weigh in on quarter cent sales tax for SJSO

Published 7:54 am Sunday, March 27, 2022

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On Saturday, March 26, the election to renew a quarter cent sales tax for the St. John Sheriff’s Office was approved by voters. The measure passed by 77% or 1153 votes. There was a 5.1% turnout.

The tax generates $2.4 million to the department for officers’ salaries and crime camera technology. The funds are instrumental in keeping up with today’s crime patterns and retaining good officers.