City Accepting Tourism Funding Applications

The City of Shelton is currently accepting applications for tourism funding grants, allocated through the City’s lodging tax fund. The City collects a 4% tax on lodging within Shelton city limits, dedicated for the use of promoting tourism, supporting the operations of tourism related facilities and activities, and general operations of special events and festivals designed to attract tourists to Shelton.

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City Supports Public Safety Sales Tax

[VIDEO] The Shelton City Council passed a resolution Tuesday night supporting Mason County’s Public Safety Sales Tax Proposition voters will find on the August 6th Primary Election Ballot. Shelton Mayor Bob Rogers:

Council Member Joe Schmit:

If approved by voters, the proposition would increase the sales tax in unincorporated Mason County by three-tenths (0.3%) of a percent and increase the sales tax in the City of Shelton two-tenths of percent (0.2%). The County’s sales tax rate would go from 8.5 percent to 8.8 percent. The City’s sales tax rate would increase from 8.8 percent to 9 percent.

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County Releases Info on Public Safety Sales Tax Proposition

[VIDEO] Mason County released information on the Public Safety Sales Tax Proposition voters will find on the August 6th Primary Election Ballot. If approved by voters, the proposition would increase the sales tax in unincorporated Mason County by three-tenths (0.3%) of a percent and increase the sales tax in the City of Shelton two-tenths of percent (0.2%). The County’s sales tax rate would go from 8.5 percent to 8.8 percent. The City’s sales tax rate would increase from 8.8 percent to 9 percent.

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Watch Mason County Commission

[LIVE VIDEO] Watch the July 16, 2019 Mason County Commission meeting. There are three ways to watch live at 9 AM: hcc.net/news, MasonWebTV.com r Mason County’s website (co.mason.wa.us.) You can also watch on demand on hcc.net/newsMasonWebTV.com or Mason County’s website: co.mason.wa.us. Rebroadcasts on Hood Canal Communications’ local channel are Thursday at 6 PM, Saturday at 2 PM and Sunday at 9 AM.

Here is the meeting’s agenda:

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City Council to Support Public Safety Sales Tax

The Shelton City Council will consider a resolution supporting Mason County’s proposed Public Safety Sales Tax during their meeting at 6 PM Tuesday, July 16. MasonWebTV Powered by HCC will broadcast Tuesday’s City Council meeting live.

If approved by voters on August 6, 2019, the Public Safety Sales and Use tax would increase to three-tenths of 1%. A City news release says because Shelton residents approved a ballot measure in 2011 to collect a one-tenth of 1% sales tax dedicated to public safety, approval of the county ballot proposition would raise the tax by two-tenths of a percentage to a total of three-tenths of 1% within Shelton city limits.

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