Santa Rosa, Jay say no to tax

One cent sales tax for capital improvements and infrastructure goes down with 67 percent voting against the tax

Residents in the Jay area joined the rest of the voters across Santa Rosa County in voting no Tuesday on a proposed 1-cent sales tax that was proposed to generate money to address capital improvements and infrastructure needs throughout the county with 67 percent of county residents against the tax.

Countywide, Santa Rosa County residents voted 8,581 in favor of the tax and 17,529 voted no. In the Jay precinct, the sales tax proposal was defeated 217 to 74.

Across Santa Rosa County, voter turnout was 19.83 percent with 26,110 of the 131,748 registered voters casting ballots.

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