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Canyon County voters to decide on future of new jail

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Canyon County voters to decide on future of new jail

Canyon County voters to decide on future of new jail

This is the fourth time efforts to improve jail space will be left to voters.

The first three times, it failed to get the required two-thirds majority.

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Canyon County voters to decide on future of new jail

EARLY VOTING INCANYON COUNTYSTARTSTOMORROW... ANDONE THING ON THEBALLOT WILL LOOKFAMILIAR.A BOND TO COVERTHE COST OFBUILDING A NEWCOUNTY JAIL.THIS IS THE FOURTHTIME EFFORTS TOIMPROVE JAIL SPACEWILL BE LEFT TOVOTERS..

THE FIRSTTHREE -- FAILING TOGET THE REQUIREDTWO-THIRDSMAJORITY.COUNTY OFFICIALSSAY THEY SIMPLYNEED MORE SPACETO KEEP UP WITHPOPULATIONGROWTH IN THETREASURE VALLEY."WHEN OURCURRENT JAIL WASBUILT IN 1993, THEREWRE 90,000 PEOPLEIN CANYON COUNTY,OUR POPULATIONHAS GROWN ABOUT145%, WE'RE UPABOUT 220,000PEOPLE NOW ANDWE'RE STILL USINGTHE SAME FACILITIESTHAT WERE BUILT IN1990, IN FACT WE'REUSING A JAIL THATWAS BUILT IN 1948.""A SERIES OF PUBLICTOWN HALLS WILLTAKE PLACETHROUGH MID-MAY..TO GIVE COMMUNITYMEMBERS THECHANCE TO ASKQUESTIONS BEFORECASTING THEIRBALLOTS.IN TOTAL - IT WOULDCOST PROPERTYOWNERS ABOUT 95DOLLARS PER 100-THOUSAND DOLLARSOF TAXABLE VALUE.




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