The Benton County commissioners will hold a special meeting Tuesday to discuss investing proceeds of the new public safety tax in crime prevention programs.
The commission meets with prosecutor Andy Miller at 1:30 p.m. at the Benton County Justice Center, 7122 W. Okanogan Place, Kennewick.
In 2014, Benton County voters approved an 0.3 percent increase in the sales tax to support law enforcement and other public safety activities in the county as well as cities. The tax has led to increased hiring of police and related personnel.
The public safety tax raises about $9 million annually.