Mayor Beutler announces at a news conference that a city council resolution ends the public safety sales tax October 1st. The quater-cent sales tax is expected to bring in about $37.8 million. The cost of the public safety projects is estimated at $36.4 million. Beutler says replacing the emergency radio system and building four new fire stations, one a joint police and fire station, will pay tremendous dividends in the future.
Lincoln voters approved the three-year, quarter-cent sales tax in 2015.
Mayor Beutler says now the community faces another decision on funding Lincoln’s streets. The Lincoln Citizens’ Transportation Coalition has recommended that residents consider a new sales tax proposal for roads after the current quarter cent sales tax expires.