first_imgPublic meeting? Who: Clark County Commissioners.? What: Forum for public questions about bringing a Class A baseball team to Vancouver.? When: Tuesday, 7 p.m.? Where: Sixth-floor hearing room, Clark County Public Services Center, 1300 Franklin, Vancouver.? Information: County commissioners are expected to sign a nonbinding letter of intent Tuesday morning with Short Season LLC during the consent agenda portion of their meeting. People who have questions about the proposal to bring a Class A baseball team to Vancouver can attend a public forum at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the sixth-floor hearing room at the Clark County Public Services Center, 1300 Franklin.A July 13 work session on a proposed letter of intent with Short Season LLC, the owners of the Yakima Bears, was frustrating for audience members who showed up with questions.Typically, commissioner work sessions, while always open to the public, are not attended by the public; there’s no scheduled period for public testimony at work sessions like in a public hearing during a regular commissioners’ meeting. But few topics of late have generated as much interest as the baseball proposal, which includes a 5 percent countywide entertainment admissions tax that could be levied on movie tickets, the county fair and other events. Revenues would go toward paying off debt for a privately financed stadium at Clark College. Since the stadium would be privately financed, no general fund money, which supports basic county services, would back the stadium’s financing.last_img

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