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.
Results are unofficial until the election is certified Feb. 28.