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King County Fire Protection District No. 20

Proposition No. 1
Property Tax Levy for Fire Protection and Emergency Medical Services

The Board of King County Fire Protection District No. 20 adopted Resolution No. 2021-002 concerning a proposition to maintain and adequately fund District operations. This proposition would finance fire protection and emergency medical services by restoring the District's regular property tax levy to a rate not to exceed $1.50 per $1,000 of assessed valuation for collection in 2022. The 2022 levy amount would be the base for calculating annual increases of up to 6% in the succeeding five years (2023 - 2027), and the maximum allowable levy amount in 2027 shall serve as the base for subsequent levy  limitations as provided by chapter 84.55 RCW. Should this proposition be:




King County Fire Protection District No. 20 provides emergency fire protection and medical services to the communities of Skyway, Bryn Mawr, Lakeridge, Earlington and Campbell Hill.


If approved by the voters, this proposition will authorize the District to restore its regular real property tax levy rate  to $1.50 per $1,000 of assessed valuation in 2021 for collection in 2022 and will establish an annual growth rate of up to 6% for following five years. The District’s current tax levy rate is approximately $1.13 per $1,000 of assessed valuation.


The District Board has found that the tax levy and the revenue it will produce is necessary to maintain the current level of services, fire fighter staffing, equipment and facilities and to purchase additional equipment and apparatus to continue to improve services for the protection of life and property in the District and to enhance public safety.


If the levy is approved, the maximum tax on a $300,000 assessed valuation residence in the first year of the levy would be increased by approximately $111.00 each year or approximately $9.25 per month for the emergency services.

Fire District 20, Skyway Fire Department, provides essential fire, medical, and emergency services for our community. Fire District 20’s operating costs continue to rise due to increasing service demands.  This levy is critical to meeting the need for additional personnel and maintaining budget plans for the upcoming replacement of response vehicles.


This levy will allow for two additional full-time firefighters - enabling response from our Fire District 20 station to both fire And medical emergency calls 24 hours a day.


Our firefighters have always been there for us, and now we have the opportunity to support their work in our community. We encourage and appreciate your Yes vote on this levy lid-lift.

Submitted by: Jeremy Williams, Margie Lindberg, Sharon Greer,

Statements in favor of and in opposition to a ballot measure are submitted by committees appointed by the jurisdiction. No persons came forward to serve on the committee and to write a statement in opposition. If you would like to be involved with a committee in the future please contact the jurisdiction.

Simple majority (RCW 84.55.050) 

For questions about this measure, contact: Eric Hicks, Fire Chief, (206) 772-3029,

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