Shoreline's Prop 1 and Tim Eyman's car tabs initiative

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

By Diane Hettrick

Tim Eyman's initiative 976 to reduce car tabs to $30 is passing statewide with 55% of the votes in the first returns. The only counties where it is failing are King, Jefferson on the Olympic Peninsula, and Whatcom.

Because it is a state-wide initiative, it removes the ability of individual cities to fund local transportation projects with fees on car tabs.

If this trend continues it will have a devastating effect on local projects, like maintaining roads in Lake Forest Park, and building new sidewalks in Shoreline.

In Shoreline's Prop 1, to fund a municipal swimming pool and recreation center, the initial returns are as divided as the citizens have been on this controversial project.

In the first returns, the Yes vote is 4446 and the No vote is 4042, a difference of 404 votes.

The next returns will be released on Wednesday at 4pm.


Anonymous,  November 5, 2019 at 11:33 PM  

I think you need to keep in mind that the pool bond issue needs at least 60% in order to pass, not a simple majority.

DIGITAL FACE MEDIA November 6, 2019 at 8:52 AM  

This is what happens when you defraud taxpayers. With one of the highest gas taxes in the nation, we should be able to handle potholes and any politician who says otherwise is disingenuous at best.

The Green One November 6, 2019 at 2:40 PM  

We already raised taxes for the side walks in Shoreline. There's plenty of funds there, not to mention the city of shoreline resident 20 car tab fee, we will be fine. Audit the cities spending before getting upset that their "is no" funds.

Unknown November 6, 2019 at 5:40 PM  

Well, we lost public health money and now we will lose more. Measles, TB, clean air and clean water, those were people's jobs as well.

Lynn November 7, 2019 at 7:40 AM  

Shortsighted greedy voters won’t contribute to the highest good of all concerned.

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