Clallam County is considering a one-tenth of 1 percent sales tax increase to fund jails and juvenile centers to plug a potential $450,000 hole in the 2003 county budget.
The county imposed a one-tenth of 1 percent sales tax increase in 1993 to fund criminal justice expenses.
“We are a long way from deciding that,” said County Administrator Dan Engelbertson. “We have to look at how the state budget cuts will affect those areas, look at those impacts.”
The commissioners haven’t made the decision on a public vote. At this time, it is merely an option, Engelbertson said.
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