Asotin Co. Commission will again ask city council for Aquatic Center funding

CLARKSTON, WA - Asotin County Commissioner Jim Jeffords says he'll once again send a letter to the Clarkston City Council requesting money for the Aquatic Center.

Since the city opted-in to the sales tax that was originally created to operate the center, the Asotin County Family Aquatic Center has faced shortfalls in the budget, forcing them to dip into the reserve fund to keep its doors open this year.

"It's kind of interesting doing the analysis," said Jeffords. "As we sit right now the city of Clarkston has received over $2.2 million in additional funding from opting into the additional sales tax, where we've only received 30% of that."

Jeffords said the council members expressed in a joint meeting a few weeks back, that opting out of the tax is not likely an option, however they're open to a letter from the commission.