The Spokane Transit Authority is holding an all-area open house at the STA Plaza (701 W Riverside) from 4 to 6pm on Thursday, March 26 to inform interested members of the public about Proposition 1, a measure that will appear on the April 28 ballot.
Prop 1 is a proposal to increase local sales tax by 3/10 of 1% — the equivalent of three cents on a $10 retail purchase — for public transit. The ballot measure contains a ten-year sunset clause and would expire at the end of 2025. If approved, the funds would be used to maintain existing service levels, as well as provide more and better transit throughout the region.
You can read more about Prop 1 in this digital booklet.
STA staff will be on hand at the open house to discuss and answer questions about the ballot measure in person.
To learn more about specific projects throughout the Spokane region, visit STA Moving Forward. If you have general questions about Prop 1 that are unanswered by the digital booklet linked above, please contact Brandon Rapez-Betty, Sr. Communications Specialist at the STA, at BRapez-Betty@spokanetransit.com or (509) 344-1879.
STA representatives are already scheduled to speak about Prop 1 at the next meeting of the Emerson-Garfield Neighborhood Council on Wednesday, April 8.