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File #: 2019-0084    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 2/27/2019 In control: Budget and Fiscal Management Committee
On agenda: Final action: 4/17/2019
Enactment date: Enactment #: 18890
Title: AN ORDINANCE providing for the submission to the qualified electors of King County at a special election to be held in King County on August 6, 2019, of a proposition authorizing a property tax levy in excess of the levy limitation contained in chapter 84.55 RCW for a period of six consecutive years, at a total rate of not more than $0.1832 per one thousand dollars of assessed valuation in the first year and limiting annual levy increases by the King County inflation plus population index published by the King County office of economic and financial analysis, or the chapter 84.55 RCW limitation, whichever is greater in years two through six for the purpose of maintaining and operating King County's open space system; improving parks, recreation, access and mobility in the King County open space system by acquiring lands and continuing to develop regional trails; improving parks and trails in and acquiring lands by metropolitan parks districts, towns and cities in King County; funding e...
Sponsors: Claudia Balducci, Pete von Reichbauer, Jeanne Kohl-Welles, Joe McDermott, Rod Dembowski
Indexes: levy, Natural Resources, Department of, Parks and Recreation
Attachments: 1. Ordinance 18890.pdf, 2. A. Open Space, Natural Lands and Urban Green Space Acquisition Guidelines, 3. B. Targeted Equity Grant Program Guidelines, 4. 2019-0084 transmittal letter, 5. 2019-0084 Financial Plan, 6. 2019-0084 Fiscal Note, 7. 2019-0084 King County Parks Capital Program, 8. 2019-0084 Parks Operating Financial Plan, 9. 2019-0084_SR_02272019_ParksLevy_RPC-v3, 10. ATT6_2019 Election Dates Memo Revised, 11. ATT5. Allocation of Levy Proceeds to the Parks Capital Portfolio, 12. ATT6_2019 Election Dates Memo Revised, 13. 2019-0084_SR_031319_ParksLevy_RPC, 14. 2019-0084_SR_032619_ParksLevy_RPC akjg_sp, 15. ATT8. Parks Levy High Level Comparison Matrix_BFM Chair's Striker ak, 16. ATT10.2019-0084_S1_ParksLevy_03252019khmv2 bar 3-25-19, 17. 2019-0084 S2 khm wshv4 bar 3-27-19, 18. 2019-0084_AmendmentstoS2LevyOrdinance, 19. 2019-0084_and 2019-0142_SR_dated_04152019_ParksLevy_BFM
Staff: Soo Hoo, Wendy
Title
AN ORDINANCE providing for the submission to the qualified electors of King County at a special election to be held in King County on August 6, 2019, of a proposition authorizing a property tax levy in excess of the levy limitation contained in chapter 84.55 RCW for a period of six consecutive years, at a total rate of not more than $0.1832 per one thousand dollars of assessed valuation in the first year and limiting annual levy increases by the King County inflation plus population index published by the King County office of economic and financial analysis, or the chapter 84.55 RCW limitation, whichever is greater in years two through six for the purpose of maintaining and operating King County's open space system; improving parks, recreation, access and mobility in the King County open space system by acquiring lands and continuing to develop regional trails; improving parks and trails in and acquiring lands by metropolitan parks districts, towns and cities in King County; funding environmental education, maintenance and conservation programs at the Woodland Park Zoo; funding capital construction at the Seattle Aquarium; and funding for capital improvements at publicly owned pools, for all King County residents.
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STATEMENT OF FACTS:
1. King County owns and operates a system of regional and local parks and trails that consists of twenty-eight thousand acres of parklands and more than one hundred seventy-five miles of regional trails. The county provides regional trails, regional recreational facilities, regional natural areas, regional parks and local parks in unincorporated areas. Examples of regional county parks and trails include Marymoor park, Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland park, the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center and the Sammamish River trail.
2. Parks, natural areas and trails contribute to a high quality of life. A robust system of parks and trails provides physical, social and mental health benefits to individuals; economic ...

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