Kent City Council voted Wednesday to permit the posting of signs on city property advertising Issue 11, a November ballot issue that would increase the city income tax to pay for a new police station.
Ward 3 Councilman Wayne Wilson suggested the action, and council voted unanimously to permit it.
The action passed without comment from council members.
The proposed income tax increase of 0.25 percent would increase Kent's tax rate to 2.25 percent. The roughly $1.3 million generated each year by the tax increase would be used for property acquisition, design, construction, maintenance and repairs, future expansion or replacement of a new police building.
The total estimate for replacing the aging police station is $18.36 million.