County seeks volunteers to write for and against statements for sales tax propositions

A legislative body placing a measure on the ballot shall appoint a committee to write a supporting statement and another committee to write an opposing statement

VANCOUVER – Each year, the Clark County Auditor’s Office publishes a voters’ pamphlet for the general election which is mailed to all households in Clark County. It includes candidate statements and photographs and local ballot measures with supporting and opposing statements written by citizen committees. 

The Clark County Council is considering one of two resolutions to propose a sales tax ballot measure to fund body worn cameras for the Clark County Sheriff’s Office and associated administrative expenses.
Clark County Official Local Voters’ Pamphlet. Click to view.

A legislative body placing a measure on the ballot shall appoint a committee to write a supporting statement and another committee to write an opposing statement.

The Clark County Council is considering one of two resolutions to propose a sales tax ballot measure to fund body worn cameras for the Clark County Sheriff’s Office and associated administrative expenses. One option is through a Public Safety Sales Tax and the second option is through a Juvenile Detention Facilities and Jail Sales Tax. The county council is seeking volunteers to serve on committees to write a statement for and a statement opposing the measures. Each sales tax proposal would have one “for” committee and one “against” committee. 

Each measure would increase sales tax in Clark County by one-tenth of 1 percent. The council will consider putting one of the measures on the Nov. 2, 2021, general election ballot.

The county council is seeking to fill these committees prior to adopting a resolution in order to meet timelines established for production of the voters’ pamphlet.

Clark County residents who wish to be appointed to any of the statement for or statement against committees is asked to contact Kristin Davidson, County Manager’s Office, at Kristin.davidson@clark.wa.gov or by phone at (564) 397-4167 and identify which ballot measure you are interested (Public Safety Sales Tax, Juvenile Detention Facilities and Jail Sales Tax, or either one) and if you are interested in the “for” or “against” committee. 

Please contact the county soon; the deadline is 9 a.m. Mon., Aug. 2.

Information provided by Clark Co. WA Communications.

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