EL PASO COUNTY – Voters in El Paso County have approved an extension of the 1A Public Safety Sales Tax until 2029. The 0.23% sales tax doesn’t expire until January of 2021, but the county commissioners board voted to put the renewal question on the ballot a few years early.
El Paso County 1A
The ballot question specifies three areas of need for the Sheriff’s Office where the money is to be spent: law enforcement duties, the jail, and wildfire response.
Not included in the resolution or ballot language is a mention that some of the 1A money be directed to the District attorney’s office to prosecute the additional cases.
The 1A sales tax collected roughly $22 million in 2017.