MARION COUNTY, Fla. – Marion County residents have voted to extend a 1% public safety and transportation infrastructure sales tax referendum.
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Marion County voters will decide on the November ballot if they want a four-year extension of a 1% public safety and transportation infrastructure sales tax referendum.
The county board of elections said the money would go toward law enforcement, fire crews, animal control, EMS, capital facilities, county equipment needs and road projects.
County officials said $167 million was generated to fund various projects from 2017-2020 from the sales tax.
If approved, county officials said $196 million will be generated in revenue.
The county said the community is growing and roads will need to grow to accommodate additional traffic.
Marion County officials also expect to build new facilities for safety departments and to add more safety vehicles.