WALLA WALLA -- Walla Walla residents soon will see street improvements around town after supporting a sales tax increase to pay for repairs.
The Walla Walla city transportation district tax measure received 3,919 yes votes (61 percent) according to unofficial results released Tuesday night.
The two-tenths of a percent increase to sales tax within the city limits is expected to raise about $1 million a year. The sales tax rate currently is 8.7 percent.
All projects paid for by the tax increase will have to be part of a list of approved road improvements, which are authorized by the Transportation Benefit District board. The tax measures requires another voter approval in 10 years to keep it on the books.
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Results are unofficial until the election is certified Feb. 28.