Yes, I am in favor of the conservation futures tax in Benton County. Our family moved to the Tri-Cities 22 years ago. Over the years I have grown to appreciate the natural beauty of the area. I enjoy hiking on the ridge trails, walking along the river, searching for wildflowers in the spring, and simply looking at the gorgeous ridge of mountains overlooking our community.
The conservation tax would guarantee the beauty of our shrub-steppe environment would be preserved for future generations and at very little cost. The tax would be 6-1/4 cents per $1,000 assessed value, or $12 per year for the median Benton County household with an assessed value of $189,600. What a bargain! Let’s make this happen for our county.
— CARLA CHIOTTI, Richland