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Taxpayers Protest Public Safety Tax District

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MISSOULA - Missoula taxpayers protest out a special tax district that would have generated $350,000 for police expenses.

City officials said under Montana law, the protest threshold is 10% of 100.

In Missoula, public protest to the proposed public safety and justice tax district reached just over 12%.

That means City Council members were forced to take the proposal out of the 2015 city budget.

Now, city officials said Mayor John Engen and the council will decide whether or not to put the tax district to a public vote.

They said the measure could be put on a ballot this fall or next spring.

The new district would have cost $11 on a property valued at $250,000 for the first year, and $24 the following year.

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