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Tri-Cities Regional PFD Discusses Future After Failed Proposal

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The Tri-Cities Regional PFD met Wednesday night to discuss what went wrong with their aquatic center proposal that voters shot down in August and what the future holds for the board. The Tri-Cities Regional PFD met Wednesday night to discuss what went wrong with their aquatic center proposal that voters shot down in August and what the future holds for the board.

PASCO, WA - The Tri-Cities Regional PFD met Wednesday night to discuss what went wrong with their aquatic center proposal that voters shot down in August and what the future holds for the board.

Regional PFD members shared what they learned from meetings with the three cities to hear their thoughts on the failed proposal and what they want from the PFD moving forward on future projects.

The aquatic center failed in August with 55% of the voters saying no to a one-tenth of one percent sales tax increase for the project.

Kennewick Mayor Steve Young says they learned the time and approach for the tax increase wasn't right and voters wanted a sunset clause on the tax increase.

He says they will continue to discuss what a future project might be for the regional PFD.

"What the right project is, what the right location is and revisit with the voters and find out what the voters believe is of greater necessity then maybe what they rejected this time," Young said.

Young says the regional PFD will stay together even if there's no project in the near future.

He also said he will be stepping down from the board to focus more on his priorities for the City of Kennewick.

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