Northwest NEWS

June 1, 1998

Local News

Chamber board blasts city

  WOODINVILLE--The Woodinville Chamber of Commerce's Board of Directors weighed in on the side of Chateau Ste. Michelle and other tourist district businesses in the admissions tax dispute. Following a telephone conference call last Friday afternoon, the board released this statement:

"The Woodinville Chamber's Board of Directors adamantly opposes the repeal of the exemption for the admissions tax for the tourist district. The Board further suggests the city do a much better job dialoguing with the business district when trying to solve community-wide issues."

   The 13-member board of directors is made up of representatives from Molbaks, Columbia Winery, Evergreen Community Health Center, Northshore School District and GTE among others. The chamber represents about 400 local and regional businesses.