Please approve Proposition 14-5, the Benton County public safety sales tax. Besides 3 pennies on a $10 purchase being a very minimal cost for our community to pay for peace of mind through an enhanced safety initiative, the benefits certainly outweigh the cost. No matter where you go, I imagine that, like myself, you feel relief and comfort coming home to the Tri-Cities where the communities' safety is of high importance. Think about places that have to put bars on their windows and people wouldn't dare leave their home after dark. These places do exist.
I would like to see this community continue to support our law enforcement, judicial system, dispatchers, fire departments, coroners, airport security and anyone else that serves and protects. So please say yes to public safety. Our families and ourselves need it.
OLGA SHAW, Richland