The Emergency Communications sales tax has been identified as the most reasonable way to implement critically needed Emergency Communications system improvements AND maintain the system.
Voters are asked to approve a two-tenths of one percent (.2%) sales tax to support the necessary improvements.
- What is the cost to me?
Dedicated Funds - Revenue raised by the voter approved sales tax will be used for the implementation and operation of the Emergency Communications system and facilities.
Sales tax is paid by visitors and residents of the county as both visitors and residents use emergency services.
The Emergency Communications sales tax is allowed per Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 82.14.420 and requires the approval of county voters.
RCW 82.14.420 was modified during the 2019 legislative session allowing up to two tenths of one percent sales and use tax authorized by the voters. Changes to RCW 82.14.520 became effective July 28, 2019.