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Why is a sales tax proposed rather than a property tax?

We understand concerns about a sales and this is a challenging situation because we must provide a safe and secure courthouse for our residents (victims, jurors) and for those with accessibility issues.  There are only two funding options for a project of this size (property tax or sales tax). When we met with residents in the first part of the year to get public feedback, the majority of residents said a quarter-cent sales tax was preferred over a property tax. The idea of an additional $2.50 per month increase in sales tax for someone buying $1,000 worth of groceries and other retail items per month, was more acceptable than adding it to property taxes, plus this tax ends in 10 years which is stated in the ballot language online here: http://www.jocogov.org/ballot-language