Question 2 – Public Safety Sales Tax

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Public Safety Sales Tax Question 2 ($25.M annually) 

The Public Safety Sales Tax question would increase the City’s retail sales tax by .25% bringing the total City rate to 2.0%. This would put Mesa’s retail tax rate in the lower 50% of the valley municipalities. The revenues generated by the additional sales tax would go towards hiring new police and fire/medical personnel as well as ongoing expenses related to those positions. The funds would be allocated as follows:

Police Department – ($15M) – 65 positions and related expenses

Fire and Medical Department – ($10M) – 45 positions and related expenses