Why is a Local Use Tax for Public Safety so important for The City of Ozark?

"This month I would like to take the opportunity to talk about the growing needs of our Ozark Police Department. Did you know that the Ozark Police Department’s female officers, do not have their own locker room or changing area? The Ozark Police Department has outgrown its facility. As the city population increases, so must our police presence to maintain the same level of policing we have all become accustomed to. The City of Ozark has seen a 17.7% population increase over the past decade, with estimates showing a 3.2% population increase this year alone. To meet state and national recommendations for our current population, we must hire ten or more officers. Our current police facility does not provide adequate accommodations for the 35 officers we now employ." - Mayor Bradley A. Jackson, Ozark's Newsletter September Issue

The Mayor touches on just one of the many growing needs our Police Department faces, a new facility. A new facility would give our award-winning police department the much-needed space to do more in-house training and community outreach. 


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1. If approved by voters, when will the Local Use Tax for Public Safety go in to effect?
2. How much additional revenue will the Local Use Tax for Public Safety generate?
3. Do other cities in Missouri have a Local Use Tax ?
4. Why is a Local Use Tax for Public Safety so important for The City of Ozark?
5. When do I vote on this question?
6. When is the deadline to register to vote?
7. Where do I vote?