The King County Veteran’s and Human Services Levy

Friday, June 24, 2011

By Evan Smith
ShorelineAreaNews Politics Writer

Ballots in Shoreline, Lake Forest Park and the rest of King County will include the King County veteran’s and human services levy along with the Aug. 16 primary election.

When the King County Local Voters' Pamphlet arrives at the end of July, it will show this ballot title:

August 16, 2011 Primary And Special Election
King County
Simple majority (RCW 84.55.010)
Proposition No. 1
Veterans and Human Services Levy

The King County Council has passed Ordinance No. 17072 concerning funding for regional veterans, health, and human services. This proposition would replace an expiring levy and fund capital facilities and services that reduce medical costs, homelessness, and criminal justice system involvement with half of proceeds supporting veterans and their families. It would authorize King County to levy an additional property tax of 5 cents per $1,000 of assessed valuation for collection in 2012 and authorize annual increases by the percentage increase in the consumer price index or 1%, whichever is greater, with a maximum increase of 3%, for the five succeeding years. Should this proposition be...





Math Challenged,  June 24, 2011 at 11:48 PM  

So..this is a slam dunk for me....05/$1000 is about $20/year on a $400,000 home, right?

But, what about the authorizing of the additional % increases. What is the % based on?
Someone please help me understand what this increase (capped at 3% PER YEAR) would mean?

Evan Smith,  June 28, 2011 at 3:10 AM  

King County executive officials promise to have the explanatory statement soon.

Evan Smith,  June 28, 2011 at 3:50 AM  

King and ELECTIONS officials promise to have an explanatory statement soon.

Evan Smith,  June 28, 2011 at 4:11 AM  

King COUNTY ELECTIONS officials promise to have an explanatory statement soon.
Even a cripple can get things right eventually.

Maurits,  July 29, 2011 at 7:54 PM  

If this is such a great idea, why isn't it paid for out of the regular budget?

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