Whitman County must issue the bond. It's an investment in our future.
From the Moscow-Pullman Daily News website:
Hawkins Companies on Monday asked Whitman County Commissioners to take out a $10.5 million bond to pay for public infrastructure for a proposed shopping development on the Pullman-Moscow Highway. The project hinges on Hawkins obtaining water rights it is seeking and signing a lease with Lowe’s as an anchor tenant for the site. DeVoe said the county would begin seeing tax revenues from the development of nearly $400,000 by year four, and after the bond is repaid, tax income would be around $1.8 million per year. Commissioners will have two public meetings to discuss the idea of a bond, and hope to issue a decision by the end of the month.