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Staff Reporter 

Prop. 1 to go ahead

Passage of ballot measure would raise $18 million over nine years to purchase property around Fairchild Air Force Base


Following a public hearing Tuesday, Sept. 10, the board of Spokane County Commissioners voted unanimously to support Proposition 1 in the upcoming general election, which would collect property taxes to eliminate encroachment on Fairchild Air Force Base.

An estimated $18 million would be collected over nine years across the county to pay for the purchase of a mobile home park south of Highway 2 and in the Accident Potential Zone leading to Fairchild’s runaway. That money would also be allocated to finding a proper replacement location for residents outside of the APZ.

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