String of cars symbolize 'no' for county seat relocation
Around a dozen cars started out in Prosser and drove through the Tri-Cities today with passengers waving signs and honking horns.
They wanted to raise awareness about what changing the Benton County seat location could mean for people living in the area.
All of those who plan to vote 'no' to the county seat move were invited out today. The group drove by the points where county services are already delivered.
Organizers of the event say they believe the possible seat change is too drastic of an option and won't ultimately help save money or improve services.
"The cost issue is huge and Tri-City individuals already receive the services in the Tri-Cities, so there is no benefit," Deb Heintz said.
This is of course a hot button issue Benton County voters will decide on in November. The county seat has been in Prosser since 1905 when Benton County was founded, and county leaders say it would cost millions to move the seat to Kennewick.