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Regional PFD board makes a decision in meeting

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RICHLAND, Wash. -- A decision was made tonight at the Tri-Cities Regional PFD meeting, but it wasn't what everybody thought it might be.

Board members voted 8 to 1 to select a 0.1 percent sales tax increase to present to voters.

That's up to $40 million dollars voters throughout the Tri-Cities could dish out on one out of four projects.

Those options include building an aquatic center, performing arts center, expanding the Three Rivers Convention Center, or funding the Hanford Reach Interpretive Center.

Making a final decision on which project to back became tough for most board members.

"This group has been wrestling with how to bite the elephant of narrowing down from four projects to potentially one. We didn't make the final decision tonight, but I think what we did was narrow the process down so we're going to make a decision here in a couple of weeks," explains Matt Watkins, Regional PFD Board President.

The board will meet two weeks from now. Watkins says selecting a project will be top priority, but stop short of saying whether one would be made at that meeting.

If a project is chosen, you the taxpayer will have to approve the tax slated to be on the November 2013 ballot.

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