KDP Returns to Olympia Feb. 7 to Raise State B&O Tax Cap

On Tuesday, February 7, 2017, executive director Barb Smith, Dana Ralph and Chandra Smith went to Olympia. As a city council member and Kent business owner, Dana testified on behalf of Kent Downtown Partnership to increase the state’s B&O cap.

(L-R) Chandra Smith, Dana Ralph, Barbara Smith, Lorinda Kay (Langley's Main Street Executive Director), and Tim Callison, Mayor of Langley

(L-R) Chandra Smith, Dana Ralph, Barbara Smith, Lorinda Kay (Langley’s Main Street Executive Director), and Tim Callison, Mayor of Langley

She spoke eloquently as a small business owner, and she explained how much the City of Kent appreciates all the work KDP has done. Dana said she was able to see where her state B&O taxes were going as she drives through downtown Kent. Thanks to Dana and Chandra for supporting KDP and taking time out of their busy lives to speak on our behalf!

This was our second trip to Olympia in the last few weeks. We first went to Olympia on January 25 with president Randall Smith and past president Greg Haffner to ask the state cap to raise the B&O cap from $1.5 million so all 35 cities participating in the Main Street program could receive an equitable share. You can read more about that visit here.

Thanks to our members and supporters for cheering us on and reaching out directly to their representatives. We appreciate it!

 

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