KGH Resolution Designed to Reassure Voters About Property Tax Levy
KENNEWICK, Wash. -- Kennewick General Hospital board members pass a resolution they think will ease the minds of voters.
The new resolution says if a new hospital isn't started by 2010 voters will not have to pay the 42-cent property tax levy that's being voted on in November.
If the hospital is started, the property tax levy would be collected for the next 37-years, provided that the hospital isn't finished before then.
KGH Board Chair Wanda Briggs says, "It gives anybody just the additional comfort that indeed the Board is going to do what it said it was going to do and that's really what it's all about."
The new resolution also says the board won't increase the tax levy by more than one percent per year, even if Initiative 747 is overturned in state courts. Initiative 747 is designed to cap levy increases by one percent.