Tumwater is seeking committee members to write pro and con statements related to the April 28 special election for a proposed sales tax increase.
The Tumwater Transportation Benefit District will ask voters to increase the local sales and use tax by 0.2 percent for 10 years. The tax is expected to generate about $812,000 a year, and the money will go toward transportation-related projects such as road repairs and maintenance, according to the city.
If approved, the proposition would give Tumwater the highest sales tax among Thurston County cities with a rate of 8.9 percent on every dollar spent. Olympia’s rate is 8.8 percent and Lacey’s rate is 8.7 percent, according to the Department of Revenue.
The committee members will be responsible for writing statements for or against the proposition in the local voters pamphlet.
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Those interested in participating are asked to send a letter of interest to the City of Tumwater, Attn: City Clerk (TBD Proposition 1), 555 Israel Road SW, Tumwater, WA 98501. Applicants should indicate their support or opposition to the proposal. Letters can also be submitted via email to email@example.com.
Deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Feb. 27, and committee members will be appointed March 3.