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Transportation Benefit District Documents

Explanatory Statement Regarding the 0.2% Sales and Use Tax Proposition before the Voters on November 4, 2014

The Friday Harbor Transportation Benefit District exists to improve the Town’s transportation infrastructure. Its boundaries are the same as the Town’s boundaries. If this measure is approved, the sales and use tax within the District will increase by two-tenths of one percent (0.2%). Based on rates currently applicable in the Town, the total sales and use tax will increase from 8.1% to 8.3%. The local portion of the tax will increase from 1.6% to 1.8%, while state’s portion will remain 6.5%.

All consumers making purchases subject to the sales tax in Friday Harbor will be taxed equally under the new tax regardless of where they reside. The District will use proceeds from this tax to fund transportation improvements contained in the Town’s Six Year Transportation Improvement Program.

The Program includes, among other projects, improving Tucker Avenue, Grover Street, Marguerite Place and First Street with new paving, curbs, gutters, sidewalks, stormdrains and/or streetlights. The Program also includes an upgrade to the Spring Street/Mullis Street intersection and crosswalk with high visibility lighting. Among these and other unmet infrastructure needs, the District will also support the annual asphalt overlay program to upgrade and maintain priority street and safety conditions. The Six Year Transportation Improvement Program and a complete list of projects are available upon request from the Friday Harbor Town Clerk and also is posted here: Draft 2015-20 Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP)

If authorized, this additional sales and use tax may be imposed for either ten years or until financing for the improvements is paid.


Establishing Ordinance

Resolution 1-14

Resolution 2-14

Resolution 3-14

Resolution 4-14

Resolution 5-14

Resolution 6-14


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