Center for Human Services Endorses Shoreline Prop 1

Friday, October 22, 2010

The Center for Human Services has sent a press release announcing that its board of directors has voted unanimously to endorse Shoreline Proposition 1, the property-tax measure that City officials say they need to maintain basic safety, parks and recreation, and other community services.

The proposition would lift a 1 percent property-tax revenue limit imposed by Initiative 747.

The CHS release notes that the cost of living has far exceeded the 1 percent level.
“This automatically put the City in a place where revenues did not keep pace with spending,” the CHS release said. “The City has done a good job at decreasing costs and dealing with the necessary budget cuts, but we have now reached a point where increasing the revenue is necessary to keep basic services.”

The release calls the levy “a way to keep existing services at the current level.”

The Center for Human Services describes itself as a non-profit agency in Shoreline that provides mental health services, substance abuse prevention and treatment services, and family support services (such as early childhood education, after-school programs, parenting programs, etc.).

CHS relies heavily on City grants to provide its services.
“Without this funding, more programs and services will be lost and unavailable to Shoreline’s most vulnerable citizens,” the release said.


Anonymous,  October 23, 2010 at 10:36 AM  

Anyone know if the portion of CHS' budget that comes from City of Shoreline funding is commensurate with the services it provides to Shoreline residents? Likewise is Shoreline's contribution commensurate with what CHS gets from other cities, such as Bothell? CHS' service area is not limited just to Shoreline.

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