The one-tenth of 1 percent sales tax increase to pay for a regional aquatics facility and water park will appear on the August ballot as planned.
The regional board developing the proposal agreed earlier this month to run the sales tax measure in the primary in Richland, Pasco and Kennewick. But their resolution contained the caveat that if election costs would exceed $40,000, a board committee could decide the measure should be pulled and re-submitted in the fall.
Tri-Cities Regional Public Facilities District officials confirmed this week that enough other measures will appear in the primary to adequately spread out election costs.
If the measure passes, an aquatics facilities and water park -- with indoor and outdoor features -- will be constructed off Sandifur Parkway in Pasco.