After Mesa County tax increase, DMV wait times may be shorter

FRUITA, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- People in Mesa County could eventually see shorter wait times at the DMV after voters have approved a tax increase.

The Mesa County Commissioners held a town hall meeting in Fruita last night to answer questions about the budget. As we have been reporting, the public safety ballot measure passed, which increases the sales tax in Mesa County.

A percentage of that money will go to the sheriff's office and the district attorney’s office. It also frees up money for other departments like the clerk and recorder’s office.

"We won't be taking from the other departments to subsidize for the sheriff's office so that gives those other departments flexibility with the funds they'll get from the budget,” said Mesa County Commissioner Scott McInnis.

He tells us that they've requested two additional staff members and he says they'll get them.

Commissioners will hold another public budget meeting next week in Grand Junction.

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