As I read comments on social media about the Link project, it seems as if people in the Tri-Cities find every excuse to fight a project that will generate economical growth in our area.
The city of Kennewick has found a resolution to the parking situation, which was a great accomplishment. I attended the Link open house and asked many questions; it appears that they have put together a great plan to get this project built and funded.
A 2/10 of 1 percent tax on consumables is barely noticeable. This equates to 20 cents on every $100 spent on consumables within the city limits. A sunset (ending) date of 15 years is also a huge selling point. The estimated 510 jobs that would be available once the Link is complete is also an incentive.
It’s time the Tri-Cities starts looking to the future as our area continues to rapidly grow.
Mike Bosse, Pasco