Voters to decide on PFD measure this November
June 12, 2008 · Updated 10:41 AM
It was a technicality, but a key one.
The Kitsap County Commissioners officially OKed placing a sales tax increase measure, crafted and backed by the Public Facilities District of Kitsap County, on the Nov. 5 general election ballot.
Now voters will decide whether to approve a one-tenth of 1 percent increase in the county sales tax one that would amount to one penny on every $10 purchase.
The Facilities District is a junior taxing distrct and doesnt need permission from the county commissioners to run a ballot measure, but for administrative purposes a resolution was passed.
The measures backers say the tax increase would not only improve recreational opportunities but increase the number of recreational venues in Kitsap County on a local and regional basis.
About half of the revenue raised from the measure would pay the debt service on an estimated $24.3 million bond issue. That money raised from bonds would fund the improvement of athletic and entertainment facilities and other amenities.
The public should have a chance to vote on this, Botkin said.
Both he and Endresen approved the resolution and County Commissioner Jan Angel was absent.