The Kent Police Department will have a Community Meeting to discuss crime trends, prevention and a special presentation about Proposition A, to raise utility taxes to pay for more officers.
The meeting is from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 21, at the Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 E. Smith St.
Chief Ken Thomas, command staff and officers will be at the meeting to talk about the issues.
The City Council voted 7-0 in February to place a measure on the April 24 ballot that would increase city utility taxes on electric, natural gas, cable and phone bills to 8 percent from 6 percent. If approved, the measure would bring in about $4.8 million per year to hire 21 more officers over the next three years, boosting the force to 180 members.