As part of the ballot resolution that imposed an additional one-tenth of one percent sales and use tax for emergency communications systems and facilities, the Board of County Commissioners is establishing a voluntary advisory committee to ensure that citizens are continuously informed and educated on the expenditure of revenues generated by the additional sales tax.
The advisory committee will be responsible for providing the Board of County Commissioners an annual fiduciary report, on or before September 1st of each year. The report is to address the status of completed, pending and future projects funded by the 1/10 of 1% Emergency Communications Systems sales and use tax, as well as the appropriateness of the use of those funds on behalf of Spokane County taxpayers.
The money received from the sales tax is to be used solely for the purpose of providing funds for costs associated with financing, design, acquisition, construction, equipping, operating, maintaining, remodeling, repairing, reequipping, and improvement of emergency communications systems, equipment and facilities. Additionally, funds will be used for Crime Check and annual maintenance for a reverse notification system.
The advisory committee will consist of six members appointed by the Board of County Commissioners, two from each County Commissioner District. The initial terms, which will be determined by lot by the Clerk of the Board, shall be two for one-year terms, two for two-year terms, two for four-year terms. Members of the advisory committee will be limited to a maximum of eight consecutive years of service on the committee.