Planning for the future of a new jail the Fulton County Council is looking to increase the local income tax rate.
Fulton County Councilman Barry Hazel explains the ordinance that passed two readings this week.
Hazel says the per bed costs of operating the jail are expected to go down. However, bigger jail means more beds and more inmates.
The Fulton County Council will hold a third reading at the October meeting.
That meeting of the county council will be on October 15.