Letters to the Editor

Aquatics center, KGH

Regarding the proposed 0.1 percent tax increase for the Aquatics Center outlined in the July 19 Herald.

The Tri-Cities Regional Public Facilities District intends to set up a website to educate the public on the tax increase. I believe it is the board that needs to be educated after reading the article. Comments like, the tax would bring in $39.5 million over the next 25 years are not going to work. The Aquatics center isn't going to cost $39.5 million.

And the comment, we could use the money on future projects. What projects? Voters are getting smarter and want to know how their taxes are going to be spent. So here are my suggestions:

1. Tell me exactly what the tax is for. (Aquatics Center)

2. How much will it cost?

3. When will the project be completed and the tax removed?

4. Don't add in unknowns, but stick to one project at a time.

That's how to get my vote.

Added note regarding the new Kennewick General Hospital at Southridge. I thought 65 percent of the voters said no to this project. And the State hasn't yet approved the project. Can somebody tell me why this project is under way?

JIM ADRIAN, Kennewick