Port officials postpone vote on tax hike
June 25, 2008 · Updated 9:39 AM
FREELAND - Port of South Whidbey commissioners decided Wednesday to delay a vote on a proposed property tax increase.
Port commissioners had been considering putting the tax hike before voters during the August primary. Instead, commissioners are now looking at a ballot measure for the general election on Nov. 4.
Commissioners want to triple the port's property tax levy, from 10 to 30 cents per $1,000 of assessed valuation, to pay for improvements at the Langley Marina.
Port Commissioner Rolf Seitle said the port needs to do a better job of communicating details of the project so voters can make an informed decision on the proposal.