After months of debate and discussions, the Tri-Cities Regional Public Facilities District board unanimously agreed Wednesday evening to pass the aquatics center proposal on to voters.
NBC Right Now was there as the final decision was made. During the meeting, board members shared their support for the aquatics center and then voted to leave it in the voters hands.
Now, people in the Tri-Cities will have to decide if they want to pass a one-tenth of a percent sales tax increase to make it happen.
"We're talking about one penny out of every 10 dollars in sales. We won't even see that. So, that's the next thing. But at the same time, in parallel to that, my projects committee will be working very hard and feverishly to have everything ready once the voters approve it," said Kennewick Mayor Steve Young.
At next month's meeting, the board will decide if the vote will take place in August or November.