Clallam: 9-1-1 tax measure placed on ballot

Clallam County commissioners on Tuesday placed a one-tenth of 1 percent sales tax to help fund emergency communications and facilities on the Nov. 4 general election ballot.

If voters approve, the tax would create funds for costs associated with financing, designing, acquiring, constructing, equipping, operating, maintaining, remodeling, repairing, re-equipping and improving the enhanced 9-1-1 communications systems and facilities, the resolution states.

Voter approval would raise the sales tax from 8.2 percent to 8.3 percent throughout the county.

Tax revenues would be distributed to Clallam County’s Peninsula Communication (PenCom) 9-1-1 center in Port Angeles and to the city of Forks.

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