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File #: 2021-0062    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 2/2/2021 In control: Committee of the Whole
On agenda: Final action: 4/20/2021
Enactment date: Enactment #: 19267
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 3, 2021, of a proposition providing for resident oversight and authorizing a property tax levy in excess of the levy limitation contained in chapter 84.55 RCW for a six-year consecutive period at a rate of not more than $0.19 per one thousand dollars of assessed valuation in the first year, and limiting annual levy increases to three percent in the five succeeding years, all for the purpose of funding prevention and early intervention strategies and a capital grants program to improve the health and well-being of children, youth and their communities.
Sponsors: Joe McDermott, Claudia Balducci, Jeanne Kohl-Welles, Rod Dembowski
Indexes: Best Start for Kids (BSK), levy
Attachments: 1. Ordinance 19267, 2. A. Best Starts for Kids Blueprint Report, 3. 2021-0062 Transmittal Letter, 4. 2021-0062 Fiscal Note, 5. 2021-0062 Legislative Review Form, 6. 2021-0062 SR_BSK_Levy_Renewal_RPC021021.docx, 7. 2021-0062 ATT4 Council Clerk’s Memorandum on Deadlines for Adoption of Ballot Measures in 2021.pdf, 8. 2021-0062 ATT5 BSK Amendment Deadlines.pdf, 9. 2021-0062 ATT6 DCHS Levy Presentation.pdf, 10. SR-2021-0062_BSK_Levy_Renewal_RPC_3-10-21.docx, 11. 2021-0062 BSK Amendment Packet 3-10-21.pdf, 12. 2021-0062 SR BSK_Levy_Renewal_RPC_3-26-21.docx, 13. 2021-0062_BSKLevyRenewal_AmendmentPacket_RPC_03252021.pdf, 14. 2021-0062_BSKLevyRenewal_AmendmentPacket_RPC_03262021_REVISED.pdf, 15. 2021-0062 CYAB Letter.pdf, 16. 2021-0062 KCAHS Comments.pdf, 17. 2021-0062 KCAHS Letter.pdf, 18. AMD1_2021-0062_Technical_PublicHospital_StrikeAttA_PVR.docx, 19. AMD2_2021-0062_UncommittedProceedsforCapital_Balducci_v2bar.docx, 20. AMD3_2021-0062_ProrationingMitigation_Lambert_mc2_v3.docx, 21. AMD4_2021-0062.1_$0.176 initial levy rate_Backus.docx, 22. AMD5 2021-0062.pdf, 23. AMD5A_2021-0062_Capital Grants_McNealDembowskiZahilayBalducci.docx, 24. AMD5B_2021-0062_Capital Grants_McNealDembowskiZahilayBalducci_wshMIN822MVersionCLEAN.docx, 25. AMD6_2021-0062_MentalHealth_Backus.docx, 26. AMD7_2021-0062_Infrastructure Capacity Building_Dembowski.docx, 27. AMD8_2021-0062_AnnualRpt_Birney_Final03252021.docx, 28. AMD8A_2021-0062_AnnualRpt_Birney March 25 2021.docx, 29. AMD8B_2021-0062_AnnualRpt_Birney March 25 2021 bar.docx, 30. AMD9_2021-0062.1_services accessibility_Herbold.docx, 31. T1_2021-0062_UncommittedProceedsCapital_Balducci.docx, 32. T2_2021-0062_ProrationingMitigation_Lambertbar.docx, 33. T3_2021-0062.1_TitleAMD_Rate_Backus.docx, 34. T4_2021-0062_Capital Grants_McNealDembowskiZahilay.docx, 35. 2021-0062 SR BSK_Levy_Renewal_COW_040721.docx, 36. 2021-0062_ATT7 Illustrative Purposes Only_2021-0062.2 as compared to 2021-0062.1.docx, 37. 2021-0062 Pryne Comments.pdf, 38. 2021-0062 SCAN Comments.pdf, 39. 2021-0062 YDEKC Comments.pdf, 40. 2021-0062_Amendment Packet_COW_04072021.pdf
Related files: 2021-RPT0011
Staff: Soo Hoo, Wendy
Drafter
Clerk 03/30/2021
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 3, 2021, of a proposition providing for resident oversight and authorizing a property tax levy in excess of the levy limitation contained in chapter 84.55 RCW for a six-year consecutive period at a rate of not more than $0.19 per one thousand dollars of assessed valuation in the first year, and limiting annual levy increases to three percent in the five succeeding years, all for the purpose of funding prevention and early intervention strategies and a capital grants program to improve the health and well-being of children, youth and their communities.
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STATEMENT OF FACTS:
1. In 2015, King County enacted Ordinance 18088, placing a six-year Best Starts for Kids levy on the ballot. King County residents voted and approved the Best Starts for Kids levy to fund programs and services that support promotion, prevention and early intervention for King County's children, youth and families.
2. The goals of the Best Starts for Kids levy that voters approved in 2015 are to ensure babies are born healthy, King County is a place where everyone has equitable opportunities for health and safety as they progress through childhood and communities offer safe, welcoming and healthy environments that help improve outcomes for all of King County's children and families.
3. Since its inception, the Best Starts for Kids levy has funded five hundred and seventy programs and has reached over five hundred seven thousand babies, children, youth and families throughout the county with community-driven programming. Levy programs trained sixty-eight thousand child care providers, pediatricians, community health workers and other staff who work with children and youth on healthy child development and racially and culturally appropriate care. The Best Starts for Kids levy distributes resources across the region, ...

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