KENNEWICK, Wash. -- The Kennewick General Hospital board has a plan for how to pay for the new southridge hospital.
At a KGH meeting Thursday, board members voted to put a $0.42 tax on every $1,000 of assessed property value instead of the $0.63 tax that was proposed in January.
This new tax will pay for hospital operations while the new hospital will primarily be paid for in revenue bonds. Board members say that the decision was designed to put the burden of the new southridge hospital on KGH and not on the taxpayer.
The proposed $0.42 levy will be on the November ballot.