I am a transplant to the Tri-Cities; 10years ago I called the Hudson Valley of New York my home. It took some time, but the clean air, expansive views, friendly people and ease of living and working in the Tri-Cities have secured Kennewick as my second home. As a result, I am excited to contribute to the development of my community here by voting yes to Prop 14-7.
There is no private market for securing land for recreation, open space and quality of life. We, the people, must take on this responsibility in the form of a tax if we are interested in shaping our part of Washington. For about $12 per year/ household, we can raise almost a million dollars each year to secure land for our use and enjoyment. Wow! Spokane County voters established a conservation futures program and have since secured more than 7,000 acres of land for public use. According to the Tri-City Herald, in 2007, the voters in Spokane County renewed the fund without a sunset clause. For Benton County’s proposed Conservation Futures Fund, the proposed tax would sunset in 10 years. Will you join me in shaping our county? Find more info at bentonfutures.com