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Proposition 1 - Street and Sidewalk Maintenance Ballot Measure - FAQs

Proposition 1 was a ballot measure asking the voters of the City of Tumwater to increase the sales tax rate from 8.7 percent to 8.9 percent to fund street and sidewalk maintenance in an election on April 28, 2015

Proposition 1 - Street and Sidewalk Maintenance Ballot Measure

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Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about Proposition 1 - Tumwater Street and Sidewalk Maintenance ballot measure, can be found below. Select the question and the answer will expand.

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  • What is Proposition 1 about?

  • How will additional sales tax benefit City streets?

  • Why does the City need additional funding?

  • What other options were considered?

  • What streets and sidewalks would be repaired under this proposal?

  • What are street maintenance, rehabilitation, and reconstruction measures?

  • What is a Transportation Benefit District?

  • How will the Transportation Benefit District (TBD) be funded?

  • How much money will this raise?

  • How did funding for street maintenance become a problem?

  • Will this sales tax increase apply permanently?

  • How does Tumwater's sales tax compare to other communities?

  • How much will this increase impact my purchases?

  • Is sales tax deductible on my federal taxes?

  • Is the City Council the Transportation Benefit District Board?

  • When does the Board meet?

  • What input did you get from the public prior to asking for this vote?

  • What will this money be used for?

  • Can the State use this money on I-5?

  • Will this eliminate potholes?

  • Will this money be used on sidewalks?

  • How will you decide which streets to work on?

  • How much does it cost to repair a street?

  • Will this money be used to fix Capitol Boulevard?

  • How is sales tax currently distributed?

  • When is the election?

  • How do I get more information?