Voters likely to see 911 question

Peninsula News Network

8/15/03

Itís looking like Clallam County commissioners will go ahead and let voters decide the fate of a proposal to raise sales taxes to pay for better police and fire communications.

Local police and fire agencies are pressing for a one-tenth of a cent sales tax increase to generate money to pay for a number of upgrades to the Peninsula Communications system, or Pencom. The money would also be set to improve equipment thatís used in the field.

With local cities endorsing, or at least expressing support for the ideaÖ commissioners are the ones to decide whether to place the question before voters. At their work session this week, commissioners directed staff to go ahead and draft a resolution to place the 911 tax question on the ballot. If that resolution is approved this coming week, the proposal would be on the ballot in the November General election.

 

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