Augusta residents are set to vote on the consolidated government’s special purpose local option sales tax in a referendum on the May 20 ballot.
The Augusta Chronicle is addressing the 1 percent sales tax collection in a continuing series until election day.
Q: What’s in the May 20 sales tax package for the sheriff’s office?
A: Listed specifically for the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office in the document commissioners approved – if the sales tax referendum passes – are $407,000 for a digital in-car video system; $332,000 for high-definition body cameras; and $700,000 for downtown video equipment.
Included under Information Technology to be utilized by the sheriff’s office is $13 million for a new public safety radio system and $900,000 to replace mobile data terminals. Under Fleet Management is $8 million for public safety vehicles.