The ballot measure could sustain funding voters approved in 2012. The Board of El Paso County Commissioners approved a Resolution at its regular meeting Tuesday, Sept. 4, putting a question on the Nov. 6 ballot asking voters to continue until 2029 the current $0.0023 (point two-three percent) El Paso County Public Safety Sales Tax beyond its scheduled January 2021 expiration.

The ballot question requests voter permission to continue the dedicated countywide public safety sales tax to hire additional patrol and detention deputies, crime investigators and civilian support staff needed to address safety, security and maintenance needs at the county jail, support patrol operations, purchase additional wildland firefighting apparatus and upgrade emergency operations facilities and equipment.

Ballot numbers are expected to be finalized by the County Clerk and Recorder next week.