Sales tax hike fails
June 12, 2008 · Updated 4:56 PM
The ballot measure to impose an additional .15 percent sales tax on Kitsap County residents to pay for additional law enforcement efforts faced long odds from the start and ultimately couldnt overcome them.
With gas prices currently through the roof and the state having helped itself to an even larger share of everyones paycheck during this years legislative session, the public was in no mood to approve additional taxes for anything short of an emergency.
Right or wrong, the voters told law enforcement officials theyre more or less satisfied with their current level of safety theyre getting for what theyre already spending. Until either the current level of service or their tax bills are cut significantly, dont expect that to change.