Wenatchee Facilities District Sales Tax Implementation (April 2012)

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A Wenatchee Facilities District Sales Tax Implementation measure was on the April 17, 2012 ballot in the district area which is in both Chelan and Douglas Counties.

This measure was approved

  • YES 17,200 (64.65%) Approveda
  • NO 9,403 (35.35%)[1]

This measure sought to implement a sales tax set at a rate of .1 percent for the life of bond repayments in order to pay for the Greater Wenatchee Regional Events Center operational and debt repayment costs.[2] The Center has nearly $42 million in debts that will be repaid through this sales tax measure. Approval in both counties was needed in order for the measure to be approved and will generate near $1.7 million a year.[3]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

The Board of Directors of the Greater Wenatchee Regional Events Center Public Facilities District adopted Resolution No. 2012-02, concerning a proposition to finance the Greater Wenatchee Regional Events Center. This proposition would authorize the District to impose a sales and use tax equal to one-tenth of one percent (0.1%), for support of the operations of the Greater Wenatchee Regional Events Center and to refinance existing debt, all as provided in Resolution No. 2012-02. This sales and use tax must terminate one year after such refinancing debt is repaid. Should this proposition be approved?[4]

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