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Voters say Yes to Splitting School District, No to New Public Safety Bldg.

Voters say Yes to Splitting School District, No to New Public Safety Bldg.



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(KSL News) Proposition 1, the $192 million public safety bond request for new fire and police headquarters was voted down, but will it stay that way?

It was a close call, but in the end the proposition failed by the thin margin of 291 votes. However, provisional and absentee ballots still have not been counted.

Either way, the Salt Lake Police Department isn't giving up on what it needs.

Chief Chris Burbank said, "Some of the people who questioned us, every single one of them say we understand the need but we question the funding. So we need to look at what are your questions, and how can we overcome those, and where do we go from here."

Voters also called for Jordan School District to split in two sections, east and west, with 53 percent of the vote for the split and 47 percent against it.

Meanwhile, West Jordan residents rejected a bid to split from the Jordan School District, with 70 percent of voters voting against it.

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