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File #: 2021-0451    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Second Reading
File created: 12/14/2021 In control: Transportation, Economy and Environment Committee
On agenda: Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: AN ORDINANCE modifying the public benefit rating system for open space and the agricultural current use assessment provisions; amending Ordinance 4461, Section 1, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.22.060, Ordinance 1076, Section 1 as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.010, Ordinance 15137, Section 1, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.015, Ordinance 1076, Section 2, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.020, Ordinance 1076, Section 3, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.030, Ordinance 1076, Section 4, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.040, Ordinance 1076, Section 5, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.050, Ordinance 1076, Section 7, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.060, Ordinance 4462, Section 8, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.080, Ordinance 1886, Section 10, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.090, Ordinance 10511, Section 7, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.100, Ordinance 1886, Section 11, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.120, Ordinance 1886, Section 12, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.130, Ordinance 10511, Section 6, and K.C.C. 20.36.160, Ordinance 10511, ...
Sponsors: Rod Dembowski
Indexes: Agriculture, Current Use, Open Space, Public Benefit Rating System
Code sections: 20.22.060 - ., 20.36.010 - ., 20.36.015 - , 20.36.020 - . , 20.36.030 - , 20.36.040 - , 20.36.050 - ., 20.36.060 - , 20.36.070 - ., 20.36.080 - ., 20.36.090 - ., 20.36.100 - , 20.36.120 - ., 20.36.130 - ., 20.36.160 - ., 20.36.170 - , 20.36.180 - ., 20.36.190 - .
Attachments: 1. 2021-0451 transmittal letter, 2. 2021-0451 Dept. of Commerce Letter, 3. 2021-0451 Fiscal Note, 4. 2021-0451 Plain Language Summary PBRS, 5. 2021-0451 Public Notice Of Intent To Amend, 6. 2021-0451 Regulatory Note-PBRS, 7. 2021-0451 Legislative Review Form, 8. 2021-0451_ATT2_AMDS1, 9. 2021-0451_SR_PBRS, 10. 2021-0451_REVISEDSR_PBRS
Staff: Micklow, Andy
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AN ORDINANCE modifying the public benefit rating system for open space and the agricultural current use assessment provisions; amending Ordinance 4461, Section 1, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.22.060, Ordinance 1076, Section 1 as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.010, Ordinance 15137, Section 1, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.015, Ordinance 1076, Section 2, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.020, Ordinance 1076, Section 3, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.030, Ordinance 1076, Section 4, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.040, Ordinance 1076, Section 5, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.050, Ordinance 1076, Section 7, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.060, Ordinance 4462, Section 8, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.080, Ordinance 1886, Section 10, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.090, Ordinance 10511, Section 7, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.100, Ordinance 1886, Section 11, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.120, Ordinance 1886, Section 12, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.130, Ordinance 10511, Section 6, and K.C.C. 20.36.160, Ordinance 10511, Section 9, and K.C.C. 20.36.180 and Ordinance 15137, Section 10, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.190 and repealing Ordinance 4462, Section 7, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.070 and Ordinance 10511, Section 8, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.170.
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PREAMBLE:
Current use taxation programs, as defined in chapters 84.33 and 84.34 RCW, offer a property tax reduction to landowners who voluntarily preserve or manage lands within four categories: open space land or land in the public benefit rating system, farm and agricultural land, timberland and designated forestland.
King County first adopted a public benefit rating system program in 1992 and has updated the program several times since then. The changes to the program recommended in this ordinance, include the creation of a new ecological enhancement land category, which offers applicants additional points and tax savings for conducting major resource recovery efforts on their property.
Additional changes to existing category require...

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