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Public safety sales tax is on the General Election ballot

On the General Election ballot, there is a 1/4-cent, 10-year public safety sales tax question to fund a proposed new Johnson County Courthouse and coroner facility. It is the last item on the ballot. Here are some ways you can learn more about the proposed sales tax:

Tour the courthouse: There's one more opportunity to tour the county courthouse, 5 or 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 1. Please RSVP at 913-715-3300 and call 913-715-0725 at least 48 hours in advance if you require special accommodations. The courthouse is located at 100 N. Kansas Avenue in Olathe.

Visit JoCoPublicSafety.org: Read all about the public safety sales tax, including answers to frequently asked questions.

Read JoCo Magazine: You recently received the Fall 2016 issue of JoCo Magazine, a special issue dedicated entirely to public safety, in your mailbox. Or you can read the issue on the county's website at jocogov.org/jocomag.

Watch television interviews:

  • Board Chairman Ed Eilert and District Attorney Steve Howe discussed the public safety sales tax on KCPT's Ruckus program on Oct. 13.
  • Board Chairman Ed Eilert will discuss the ballot initiative on KCPT's Kansas City Week in Review Friday, Oct. 28 at 7:30 p.m. Watch the episode live on channel 19.1 HD or on KCPT's website after it airs.