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Tri-Cities Public Facilities meeting

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KENNEWICK, Wash. - Tri-Cities leaders met with supporters for a Regional Aquatic Center and Regional Performance Art Center Wednesday night.

Over a hundred people showed up to the Three Rivers Convention Center for the Tri-Cities Regional Public Facilities District meeting. The projects up for vote are an aquatics facility, performing arts center,  financial support for the Hanford Reach Interpretive Center and financial support for expansion of the Three Rivers Convention Center.

"The Tri-Cities is growing as a retro area and all of these four facilities, do need to be built. Unfortunately, we don't have the money to build all of them so we are going to have to pick which ones to do first," said Matt Watkins, Board President of the Tri-Cities Regional Facilities District.

Last month, the PFD met with supporters from the Hanford Reach Interpretive Center and Three Rivers Convention Center.

Watkins says the next step is to review the surveys that were sent out to the public earlier this month.  From there, they'll decide which project or projects to take on.

If one passes, the facilities district expects an increase of up to .2% in the local sales tax.

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