To replace a dilapidated police station and bolster safety budgets Kent City Council will vote this month to put a 0.5 percent income tax increase on the November ballot.
If approved by voters, the measure would raise Kent's income tax rate from 2 percent to 2.5 percent and would generate $2.7 million in annual revenue for the city.
Of that revenue, $1.2 million annually would pay the debt service on the estimated $18 million cost of replacing Kent's police station. The remaining $1.5 million in annual revenue would go to the fire and police department budgets.
You can read about the proposed increase here: