Letter -- Public safety tax: Maybe

June 24, 2014 

It seems that every day there is a letter to the editor in the Herald supporting the public safety tax. Every day, when reading these letters, I ask myself the same question, "Where are their metrics?"

Where are the statistics that indicate there is a real problem that this tax increase would solve? What concrete results are we going to get for the tax increase? Will there be a projected decrease in the number of domestic violence situations, traffic accidents or murders?

Show me the numbers. If they make sense, I will vote for the tax, but only if they make a compelling case with real metrics.

OWEN KRAMER, Richland

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