The Star - News, views and advertising of the Grand Coulee Dam Area

Coulee Medical Center ER and Walk-In Care

Grand Coulee voters boost sales tax for streets

 


When Grand Coulee leaders put Proposition 1 on the ballot, they thought a bump in sales tax would be the best way for the city to collect a little extra money needed for street repair.

Voters agreed, evidently, as votes tallied up last night yielded an 111-39 win for the idea.

The 74-percent approval will raise the sales tax in the city from 7.9 percent to 8.1 percent, with the extra money funding a transportation benefits district.

The money raised, which city officials expect to come to about $50,000 a year, will be levied against both residents and tourists, which made Mayor Paul Townsen...



For access to this article please sign in or subscribe.



You might be interested in:
 

Reader Comments
(0)