Town's transport district includes tax


November 22, 2023

The La Conner Town Council has paved the way for smoother rides around town.

The panel during one of several public hearings at its Nov. 14 hybrid meeting at Maple Hall unanimously approved formation of a transportation benefit district to generate revenue for maintenance of streets, sidewalks and crosswalks.

The council, by state law, serves as commissioners of the district, which operates as a separate entity.

The next move, said Town Administrator Scott Thomas, is to decide how the revenue will be raised.

A one-tenth of one per cent increase in the local sales tax is one option. That revenu...

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