Tapping TRT to finance a multi-million dollar cop-shop

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Is it really a necessary need for the citizens to have a new police facility? I personally am not convinced.

Transient Room tax (TRT) was originally passed with the understanding that the income produced was to be used to offset the cost to residents the tourism industry creates: police, fire, streets, water and sewer infrastructure. To date there is very little evidence of the intended use of the TRT.

TRT bought the current city hall property. The move from the old city hall (now the local museum in Taft) was some upgrade at the expense to funds to police, fire, streets, water and sewer infrastructure. The building which houses the cop shop now serves the public well.

R.D.

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