Tri-Cities residents prepare for aquatic center vote

<p>Regional PFD</p>

Regional PFD

Some Tri-Cities residents say they support the creation of a new regional aquatics center, and will vote in favor of a sales tax increase to fund the project.

Last night, the Tri-Cities Regional Public Facilities District unanimously decided to put a proposal to build an aquatic center on a ballot this year.

The district is asking for a one-tenth of 1% sales tax increase to fund that project.

The proposed aquatic center would be built on 28 acres of land off Sandifur Parkway near Road 100.

The new tax would cost voters 10 cents for every $100 they spend in the Tri-Cities.

"I think it'd be an excellent idea as a mother of two young children, I think it'd be excellent to have a safe place for them to go swim" said Sarah Lucero, Kennewick resident..

"I would support it. My daughter is a teenager and I think she would use it" said Karen Mosset, Richland resident.

"We think it's great. Good idea. Voters need to vote for it, because we come down here to do all of our shopping. We'll bring grandkids and nieces and nephews" said Susie Alexander and Vicki Solbrack, Othello residents.

We also spoke with a couple people who thought building an aquatic center isn't a priority.

They did not want to appear on camera.