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]

References

  1. Chelan County Elections, Current Election Results
  2. Chelan County Elections, Online Voter's Guide
  3. The Wenatchee World, "Ballot measure seeks to help Town Toyota Center," March 22, 2012
  4. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.