Richland votes yes for a Tri-Cities Regional Public Facilities District
RICHLAND, Wash – On Tuesday, Richland City Council members passed an inter-local agreement to set up a mechanist for a regional public facility district, which would allow all three cities to work together to build new regional projects.
Pasco and Kennewick City Councils will meet sometime this month to pass their own agreements in which case a new Tri-Cities Regional Public Facilities District would be formed. The committee would be comprised of nine members, three from each city who would propose projects. Then the projects would be voted on by Tri-Cities residents. If the projects get approval they would be funded by likely a .2% sales tax increase.
The estimated cost for the TCRPF is budgeted annually for $50,000 per year with a one time start up cost of $100,000.