Friday commissioners told NBC5 News they plan to hold two public hearings in February to hear directly from the public before making a decision. If commissioners approve it, then voters will see the proposal on their May ballot.
The cost of the jail has gone up since it was first considered by cities this spring because construction costs keep increasing.
Without Talent joining in, NBC5 News was told the new jail would be about 87 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value. For a $300,000 home, that’s roughly $260 a year.
Nicole Costantino is a reporter and weather forecaster for NBC5 News. She comes to us from Phoenix, Arizona where she graduated from Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. She also received a minor in Meteorology.
Before coming to NBC5 News Nicole was an anchor, weather forecaster and reporter at KAET in Phoenix, AZ. In college, she interned for CBS Evening News in New York City and the NBC4 Investigative Team in Los Angeles.
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