The City of Branson has collected $2,956,939 since it started collecting a Public Safety Sales Tax in May of 2018. Branson residents passed the half-cent sales tax in 2017 to make the City of Branson a safer place by spending the money on public safety measures like updating and replacing old equipment and growing the police and fire departments.
The Public Safety Sales Tax has allowed the Branson Fire Department to purchase the following:
The Public Safety Sales Tax has allowed the Branson Police Department to purchase the following:
In addition to the above that have already been purchased, the City is also working on upgrading the outdoor warning system sirens as well as purchasing additional portable radios, replacement police vehicles, a police K9 vehicle, a vice unit vehicle, vice hazmat safety equipment and a Trunarc Drug Identification instrument.
These purchases are a part of how the City of Branson is keeping its promise to the community when they passed the Public Safety Sales Tax, to keep the City safe. The City of Branson would like to thank its residents for passing the Public Safety Sales Tax and for continuing to support the emergency and safety operations of the City.