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Hearing on tax for housing

 

September 1, 2021



The Skagit County commissioners will hold a public hearing on adopting a sales and use tax for affordable housing and homeless services 3:30 p.m. Sept. 9. The 0.1% tax will $1 on a $1,000 purchase.

Mount Vernon became the first city in the county to approve this tax Aug. 25, giving them control over its revenue. Burlington and Sedro-Woolley are considering it so their governments can control the funding. If the county acts ahead of municipalities, the commissioners allocate the revenue. The commissioners plan to vote this fall.

Anacortes voters approved the tax in 2020.

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