County, City Officials Discuss Cuts With AWC
ABERDEEN, Wash. – Privatized or not, Washington cities may loose revenue from liquor sales among other things. The Association of Washington Cities met in Aberdeen last week to discuss that states deficit with city and county officials.
Many proposed cuts would leave smaller cities out in the rain on state programs including the elimination or reduction of liquor profits sharing, City and County criminal justice assistance, streamlined sales tax mitigation, public health back-fill funding, and the county’s .09 funding to name a few. The Association said some of the state-shared revenue programs date back to the 1930s and represent a significant source of general fund revenue.