Sam Bushman

Cole County Presiding Commissioner Sam Bushman is part of a group leading support for renewal of a 1/2 cent sales tax in Cole County. 

“Citizens for Proposition A” is hosting an event Friday, February 26th, that begins their campaign efforts supporting the ½ cent sales tax extension for Cole County on April 6th.  The event includes a video presentation detailing Cole County’s past projects funded by the ½ cent sales tax, current projects underway, and proposed projects to come in next 5 years. Pamphlets with more information will be available. The event will conclude with a brief question and answer session with Cole County Public Works Director Eric Landwehr. 

Cole County Presiding Commissioner Sam Bushman recently expressed support for Proposition A. “Since the ½ cent sales tax went into effect in the 1980’s, Cole County has invested a lot in its infrastructure,” Bushman said. “Voting “Yes” on Prop A on April 6th will continue to put the safety of our citizens and progress for our county first.” Commissioners Jeff Hoelscher and Harry Otto have also publically endorsed Proposition A and, along with Bushman, will be in attendance. 

The event will be held at the Jefferson City Chamber of Commerce conference room at 10 a.m. and is open to the public. 

Citizens for Prop A supports the 5 year ½ cent sales tax that has been in place in Cole County since 1986.  It funds the construction, upgrades and enhancements to roads, bridges and storm drain systems throughout the county. Other benefits are cooperative projects with Jefferson City and surrounding Cole County communities, maintenance for county administrative offices, including the Courthouse, and vital public improvements for all citizens of Cole County.