Jail Cost: Over One Billion in 23 Years!

  • According to the Sheriff’s figures of March 2019 (available at the new jail website – see link below) the new tax would create a new funding source that would bring in a total of more than half a billion dollars over the span 20 years. 
  • The new tax for the new county service district, if passed, is permanent, and adds up to more than 40 percent of what the county already takes in property taxes.
  • Not one of dime of that new tax can be used on anything else other than building, maintaining, and operating the new jail. That’s state law about county service districts, defined in the ORS’s. So the whole mental health and substance abuse treatment angle becomes a false flag.
  • http://jacksoncountyor.org/sheriff/Jail/New-Jail-Project
  • Attend the council meeting today, November 19 at 6:00pm to express your views.