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Mayor pleased with vote to help streets


Grand Coulee’s city streets will benefit from last week’s voter approval for a “Transportation Benefit District,” and the mayor is pleased.

The issue on the ballot gained “yes” votes from 122 Grand Coulee residents. Only 45 indicated opposition to raising local sales tax on non-food items from 7.9 to 8.1 percent.

The increase goes to repair the city’s streets.

Mayor Paul Townsend was pleased with the positive vote. The city council had struggled with the concept of a “Transportation Benefit District” and took an entirely different approach in establishing one.

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