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Councilmember Nehring questions lack of transparency with sales tax proposal


Last updated 12/1/2021 at 3:03pm

Wednesday morning, the Snohomish County Council introduced a proposal to raise the countywide sales tax rate to fund additional taxpayer-subsidized housing in Snohomish County.

On the same day as its introduction, a public hearing on the proposal was set for Dec. 15, only two weeks after this was brought forward. County Councilmember Nate Nehring objected to the rushed timeline for consideration in addition to the overall process.

“Typically, proposals to increase the sales tax rate are placed on the ballot for a vote of the people” said Councilmember Nehring. “In this case, a looph...

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