Letter -- Public safety tax: No

March 14, 2014 

Here they go again, another try to increase the sales tax by 0.3 cents, partly to add police. Anyone can see that recent development has increased traffic and added density to the regional enforcement area. So, here is the question: Why has not the recent development produced enough added tax revenue to supply the added enforcement that is needed?

Development, so they say, is supposed to improve the area. Having to put up with the congestion, the loss of open area, the dirt and debris associated with development seems to be enough without having to increase taxes to support it. That doesn't sound like improvement. That sounds like the urban blight that is associated with the large westside cities.

DEAN H. HICKS, Kennewick

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