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Town leaders hope for summer tax revenue rebound

Town officials are guardedly optimistic that La Conner can weather a spring sales tax revenue slump.

Citing wet, chilly weather as a possible factor, Mayor Marna Hanneman shared with town council at its June 11 meeting that La Conner’s total tax receipts are down $17,000 from this time last year.

Reported town tax receipts totaled $230,770 through May 2023, compared to $213,974 through May 2024.

“The weather’s not helping, but I believe people are coming to town,” said Hanneman. “They’re just not spending money.”

May’s receipts of $46,949 are only slightly behind the $48,073 collected in 2023....

 

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