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File #: 2022-0399    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 10/4/2022 In control: Budget and Fiscal Management Committee
On agenda: Final action: 1/31/2023
Enactment date: Enactment #: 19572
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 April 25, 2023, of a proposition authorizing a property tax levy in excess of the levy limitation contained in chapter 84.55 RCW, for a consecutive nine-year period, at a first year rate of not more than $0.145 per one thousand dollars of assessed valuation for collection beginning in 2024, with the 2024 levy amount being the base for calculating increases in years two through nine (2025 - 2032) by the limit factor in chapter 84.55 RCW, as amended, for regional behavioral health services and capital facilities to establish and operate a regional network of behavioral health crisis care centers; to preserve, expand and maintain residential treatment facilities; to provide behavioral health workforce supports; to provide mobile crisis care and post-discharge stabilization; to pay, finance or refinance costs of those projects; and for administration, coordi...
Sponsors: Girmay Zahilay, Jeanne Kohl-Welles, Sarah Perry, Reagan Dunn
Indexes: Behavioral, Elections, Health, King County, levy, Property Tax
Attachments: 1. 2022-0399 Fiscal Note, 2. 2022-0399 Legislative Review Form, 3. 2022-0399 transmittal letter, 4. FINAL_CCC to RPC 11.9.22, 5. 2022-0399_SR CCCL 12-5-22 BFM, 6. ATT4_2023 Election Dates Memo, 7. ATT5_CRZ subregions map, 8. ATT6_Behavioral Health Infrastructure Issue Background Overview, 9. ATT2a_ILLUSTRATIVE PURPOSES ONLY_S1 Proposed Changes to PO 2022-0399.1, 10. 2022-0399_CCCL_SR_RPC_011123, 11. ATT2_S1_CCCLevy_TechnicalStriker_01042023 bar wsh, 12. ATT3_T1_CCCLevy_TitleAmendment_01042023, 13. 2022-0399_Amendment packet_RPC 011123, 14. 2022-0399_AMD1 to S1_Zahilay_original language restoration barkhm, 15. 2022-0399_AMD2 to S1 Withdrawn_von Reichbauer_PTEP Admin Costs bar, 16. 2022-0399_AMD3 to S1_Backus_Annual reporting_ZIP Code data bar, 17. 2022-0399_SR CCCL_BFM 1-25-23, 18. 2022-0399 ATT2_ILLUSTRATIVE PURPOSES ONLY_PO 2022-0399.2 as compared to PO 2022-0399.1
Related files: 2023-0052
Staff: Leskinen, Miranda
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 April 25, 2023, of a proposition authorizing a property tax levy in excess of the levy limitation contained in chapter 84.55 RCW, for a consecutive nine-year period, at a first year rate of not more than $0.145 per one thousand dollars of assessed valuation for collection beginning in 2024, with the 2024 levy amount being the base for calculating increases in years two through nine (2025 - 2032) by the limit factor in chapter 84.55 RCW, as amended, for regional behavioral health services and capital facilities to establish and operate a regional network of behavioral health crisis care centers; to preserve, expand and maintain residential treatment facilities; to provide behavioral health workforce supports; to provide mobile crisis care and post-discharge stabilization; to pay, finance or refinance costs of those projects; and for administration, coordination, implementation and evaluation of levy activities.
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STATEMENT OF FACTS:
1. King County's behavioral health crisis service system relies heavily on phone support and outreach services, with very few options of places for persons to go for immediate, life-saving care when in crisis.
2. As of September 2022, the Crisis Solutions Center, operated by Downtown Emergency Service Center and requiring mobile team, first responder or hospital referral for entry, is the only voluntary behavioral health crisis facility for the entirety of King County, and no walk-in urgent care behavioral health facility exists in King County.
3. A coalition of community leaders and behavioral health providers issued recommendations to Seattle and King County in an October 13, 2021, letter that included recommendations to "expand places for people in crisis to receive immediate support" and "expand crisis response and post-crisis follow up services."
4. Call volume to King County's r...

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