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Woodland City Sale Tax Increase (November 2011)

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A Woodland City Sale Tax Increase measure was on the November 8, 2011 ballot in the city of Woodland, which is in Cowlitz and Clark Counties.

This measure was approved in both counties.
Clark

  • YES 20 (71.43%)Approveda
  • NO 8 (28.57%)[1]

Cowlitz

  • YES 639 (53.74%)Approveda
  • NO 550 (46.26%)[2]

This measure sought to increase the current sales tax by a rate of 1 percent for the duration of the proposed new police facility construction project in the city. The city portion of the sales tax will fund a new police and multi-purpose community center for residents in the city.[3]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

The City Council of the City of Woodland adopted Ordinance No.1216 concerning a sales and use tax increase pursuant to RCW 82.14.450. If approved, this proposition would authorize the City to fix and impose an additional sales and use tax of 0.1%, split between the City (85%) and Cowlitz and Clark Counties (15%). City proceeds shall be used to construct and equip a new police facility with a multi-purpose community meeting room and to pay other criminal justice and fire protection costs. The tax will expire after the costs of the police facility are fully repaid.[4]

References

  1. Clark County Elections, Unofficial November Election Results
  2. Colitz County Elections, Unofficial November Election Results
  3. Clark County Elections, November Sample Ballot
  4. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.