WASHINGTON, Spokane CD – The assessment the Spokane Conservation District charges landowners will increase next year.
Spokane County commissioners approved increasing the per parcel rate from $5 to $10. All county landowners pay the assessment.
“It’s become necessary for us just with the volume of work we do and the cost of the projects we do,” district director Vicki Carter said. “We have to know we’ve got stable funding.”
The conservation district has an annual budget of $1 million. The district also receives state and federal grants and awards, for a total of $6 million to $6.5 million.