How much will this cost taxpayers?

If voters approve, the Criminal Justice Tax ballot measure will raise retail sales tax by one-tenth of one percent, or an additional 10 cents on a $100 purchase.  The new sales tax rate of 9.2% is still lower than many Snohomish County cities.  And because sales tax is paid by both residents and visitors, the cost is shared by a wider audience than property owners alone.

This could provide for $800,000 in annual revenues, about 70% of the estimated annual debt payment for a 30-year bond on a new Police Services Building.  The remaining 30% of the annual debt payment would come from the city's General Fund.

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1. Why does the Police Department need a new building?
2. How have city leaders planned for growth?
3. Why does Marysville have a jail? Does every city have one?
4. Why don't we just use the Snohomish County jail?
5. How much will this cost taxpayers?
6. My property taxes continue to increase.