Clallam: Tax proposed for emergency communications improvements


Peninsula Daily News

Clallam County's emergency communications center -- PenCom -- is ``struggling'' to fund its operations and has fallen behind in equipment technology, law enforcement officials say.

So much so that Port Angeles Police Chief Tom Riepe and PenCom Manager Naomi Wu have developed a November general election ballot proposal that with voter approval would add a 1/10th of 1 percent excise and use tax to fund PenCom and Forks Police Communications.

``If the taxpayers do pass this, they are going to get something for their money,'' Wu told county commissioners during a work session on Monday.

``It's going to enhance their safety.''


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