Maybe Next Year: Public Safety Initiative won't be on November's ballot

By: 11 News Email
By: 11 News Email

It's deju-vu for the Grand Junction Public Safety Initiative, this time City Council shoots it down.

The Council voted 5-2 against putting the initiative on this November's ballot Wednesday night.

A study was done after local residents voted down an initiative to increase city sales tax by 0.25% last November, and it found there was too much confusion by voters who said no to the initiative.

The study also says there is a good chance the confusion wouldn't be cleared up by the time the next ballot rolls around in just a couple of months.

There are still five options on the table for exactly what the initiative will include and the council is working to get a handle on which option would work best for the city.

The five options the Council is working on range in costs from $53.8 million to more than $78.5 million.

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