Spokane Valley demands say in debate over utility tax

The city of Spokane and Spokane County are wrestling over a new utility tax on county residents – and Spokane Valley officials want to enter the fray.

Spokane Valley Mayor Ben Wick sent Spokane Mayor Nadine Woodward a sharply worded letter this week, demanding the Valley’s voice be heard in what has quickly become a complex intergovernmental squabble.

The city is considering imposing a 20% tax on revenue generated at Spokane County’s Regional Water Reclamation Facility, which is located in Spokane but serves residents outside its borders.

About 80% of that tax revenue would come by way of Spokane Valley’s businesses and residents, Wick noted in his Feb. 23

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