Frequently Asked Questions


What is a public facilities district?

A Public Facilities District (PFDs) is a municipal corporation with independent taxing authority and are taxing districts under the state constitution. A few other projects that have been funded via this funding pool are:

  • Kitsap Conference Center at Harborside, Bremerton

  • North Kitsap Regional Event Center, Poulsbo (improvement projects)

  • Kitsap Fairgrounds & Event Center, Silverdale (improvement projects)

WiLL this project increase my taxes?

No. This funding will come from an existing pool of tax revenue that has already been taxed or will be taxed in the future. This is does not create any new taxes, we are already paying this tax as Kitsap County residents.

could this funding build a new high school?

No. By state law this funding can only be allocated to projects that create tourism and jobs through the construction of public facilities.

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