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Sales tax added to benefit streets, sidewalks

Town council members last week paved the way to pay for future work on La Conner’s streets, sidewalks and trails.

The panel during its April 9 public meeting unanimously approved a 0.1% sales tax to fund the town’s new Transportation Benefit District.

The council action is tentatively set to take effect July 1.

Council members opted for the sales tax rather than an increase in local vehicle license fees to provide revenue for the TBD. Town Administrator Scott Thomas said the sales tax will be paid in part by those who drive to La Conner to shop.

“The revenue will fund transportation-related pr...


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