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Election Day: Citizens exercise their votes over Canyon County Jail bond

Credit: Idaho On Your Side
Published on May 21, 2019 - Duration: 01:00s

Election Day: Citizens exercise their votes over Canyon County Jail bond

Voters are being asked to decide once again on a jail bond.

It is the fourth time the measure, a $187 million bond, has been put before voters after failing the three previous times.

The bond would secure funds to build a new Canyon County jail in rural Caldwell.

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Election Day: Citizens exercise their votes over Canyon County Jail bond

4TH TIME THEMEASURE-- A $187MILLION BOND TOBUILD A NEW JAIL INCANYON COUNTY--HAS BEEN PUTBEFORE VOTERSAFTER FAILING THE 3PREVIOUS TIMES.THE BOND WOULDSECURE FUNDS TOBUILD A NEW CANYONCOUNTY JAIL.OFFICIALS TELL USWITH POPULATIONGROWTH AND CRIMEINCREASE... THEFACILITY ISDESPERATELYNEEDED TO AVOIDOVERCROWDING.I SPOKE WITH THECOUNTY CLERKCHRIS YAMAMOTO...WHO SAYS THERE'SBEEN SOMEWHAT OFA LIGHT TURN-OUT OFVOTERS TODAY."THE CLIMATE WE'REIN, I THINK MOSTPEOPLE IN CANYONCOUNTY REALIZETHAT WE ARE INNEED OF A JAIL...HOWEVER THATBEING SAID, UHTAXES ARE VERYHIGH ALREADY."THAT COST WOULDBE JUST OVER 90DOLLARS PER YEARBASED ON $100,000OF TAXABLEPROPERTY... ANDSEVERAL TOWNHALLS HAVE TAKENPLACE OVER THEPAST FEW WEEKS--SOME EVEN TURNINGHEATED AS PEOPLEVOICED THEIRCONCERNS WITH THECOST OF A POSSIBLEJAIL.I'LL KEEP YOUUPDATED TONIGHTON 6 ON YOUR SIDEDOT COM ASRESULTS COME IN.LIVE IN NAMPA.MADELINE WHITE.

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