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Funding Available For Disability Access

Your county can raise awareness about disability issues and improve accessibility for people with disabilities! Creating awareness about disability issues, and eliminating barriers to access, will make your county more inclusive and welcoming, contributing toward its economic vitality. The Accessible Communities Act calls for each of Washington’s counties to form an Accessible Communities Advisory Committee (ACAC). The Governor’s Committee on Disability

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Take Advantage of Revenue for Affordable Housing

In 2019 the Legislature approved (HB 1406) a local revenue sharing program for local governments by providing up to a 0.0146% local sales and use tax credited against the state sales tax for housing investments, available in increments of 0.0073%, depending on the imposition of other local taxes and whether cities within your county also take advantage. The tax credit is

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2019 Annual NACo Conference

WSAC Members attend the 84th Annual National Association of Counties’ Annual Conference This past week, over 30 Washington State county elected and appointed officials, led by WSAC President Scott Hutsell, joined their peers from throughout the nation to share the challenges, successes, and solutions to bolster America’s communities. WSAC members were part of the more than 3,000 county leaders that

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Puget Sound Day on the Hill

Last week, several County representatives made a trip to Washington D.C. for Puget Sound Day on the Hill. Commissioners and Councilmembers from Pierce, Kitsap, Jefferson, Island and San Juan Counties participated in discussions and small group meetings with Washington’s congressional delegates and federal agencies. The common theme that arose in almost all of the discussions was, “We’re running out of

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