On April 25, 2017, voters will have the option to approve Spokane County’s Proposition 1. This ballot measure renews the existing 1/10th of 1% local sales and use tax that helps operate, maintain and improve Emergency Communication Systems and services in Spokane County.
This means that for every $10 retail purchase, Spokane County would continue to receive 1 cent in sales tax for public safety. This is not a new tax. It was first approved by voters in 2008.
With the passage of Proposition 1, Spokane County law and fire agencies (including Spokane Valley Fire Department) will maintain the emergency communications system that integrates 911, Fire, Police, Emergency Medical Services staff, and Crime Check, as well as enhance the system’s technology and capabilities.
Be an educated voter. Visit Prop1Spokane.org to learn more.