October 31, 2013 | Vol. 117 -- No. 28

Spokane County dropped the ball with Prop 1

In our opinion

Has Spokane County earned a “yes” vote on Proposition 1?

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The ballot item would raise $18 million over nine years through property tax increases county-wide to remove seven mobile home parks in Fairchild Air Force Base’s Accident Potential Zone Two, an area that has heightened potential for aircraft crashes. There are 188 units in the area, 119 of which are privately owned, with 69 owned by the park’s owners.

Fairchild is the region’s top employer and one of the most important assets to our community. It’s invaluable, irreplaceable and any encroachment issue facing the base nee...

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