Clallam: Voters to decide on sales tax increase

Clallam County voters will decide later this summer whether to boost the sales tax from 8.2 percent to 8.3 percent to increase local law and justice funding.

County commissioners passed a resolution Tuesday authorizing a county-wide vote on the proposed one-tenth of a percent increase.

The sales tax hike would bring an estimated $726,000 annually into the county coffers.

The revenue would go toward funding the county jail, juvenile detention center and Forks City Jail operations.

The proposal will go on the Sept. 17 primary election ballot being mailed to voters Aug. 28.

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