Vote no for the jail
Fifty million dollars is a lot of money. Lake county taxpayers are being asked to levy a tax for a new jail. Less than 50 percent of the occupants are Lake County residents. We would have plenty of capacity if we did not have tribal members in the jail.
There are two simple solutions to this problem. CSKT needs to pay their fair share, or they can build their own jail.
The tribe has their own police force. A few years ago they built their own medical clinic in downtown Polson, using our taxpayer dollars.
Lake County loses millions of dollars because the tribe pays no taxes on property.
We, as taxpayers, are being exploited. Vote ‘no’ on the jail.