C-Tran’s Proposition 1 topic of Tuesday town hall meeting

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The Clark County League of Women Voters will host a town hall meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Fort Vancouver Library, 901 C St., to discuss Proposition 1, which, if approved by voters this fall, would pay to operate light rail in Vancouver, among other things.

Panelists for the forum discussion include Michael Ennis, transportation director for the Washington Policy Center; Vancouver City Councilman Bill Turlay; Mark Maggiora, executive director of Americans Building Community; and C-Tran spokesman Scott Patterson. Ennis recently released a citizens’ guide to Proposition 1 that concludes the ballot measure would harm Washington businesses.

Washington Policy Center is a conservative think tank based in Olympia.

Proposition 1 would increase sales tax by 0.1 percent (one penny on a $10 purchase) to pay for maintenance and operation of the light rail line expected to extend from Portland into Vancouver. The measure also would help pay construction costs for bus rapid transit on Vancouver’s Fourth Plain corridor.