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City of Duvall

Proposition No. 1
Nine Year Levy Lid Lift for Big Rock Ballfield Improvements, Employment of a Full-Time School Resource Officer, and IT System Improvements

The Duvall City Council passed Resolution No. 16-13 to place before the voters a proposition increasing the City’s regular property tax levy by up to $0.325/$1,000 of assessed valuation to a total maximum rate of $1.725/$1,000 of assessed valuation in 2017, with increases to the levy as permitted in RCW 84.55 for eight years thereafter, to finance improvements to the Big Rock Ballfields, the employment of a full-time school resource officer, and IT system improvements.

Should this proposition be:



The City of Duvall, Washington is placing a levy lid lift proposition on the November 8, 2016 ballot seeking voter approval to increase the City’s regular property tax levy to (in order of priority): finance improvements to the Big Rock Ballfield; employ a full-time school resource officer; and make strategic improvements to the City’s information technology system. If approved, this proposition authorizes the City to increase its levy of regular real property taxes for the years 2017 – 2025 by a maximum rate of $0.325 per thousand dollars of assessed valuation. When this levy lid lift expires in 2026 the property tax rate will revert to the 1% limitations imposed by RCW 84.55.

The current levy rate is 1.40 per thousand dollars of assessed valuation. If the levy is approved, the levy rate would increase to 1.725 per thousand dollars of assessed valuation, which would mean that the City property tax on a home valued at $400,000 would increase by $130.00 per year.

For questions about this measure, contact: Matthew Morton, City Administrator, 425-788-1185,

Proposition 1 is vital to improving our community for the long term.  The major capital improvement this funds is the additional development and site improvements to the Big Rock Ballfields which will create additional local options for residents to exercise and develop sports skills.

Proposition 1 also funds a full time school resource officer program.  Although the primary goal of the program is to enhance student safety at school, this program will also benefit students in other ways from providing them with law enforcement career information to educating them about ways to manage their personal safety.

Finally, Proposition 1 funds technology improvements for the City of Duvall, which are “critical […] to service delivery and public safety” per the Duvall City Council.  If you have ever tried to pay your water bill automatically and found out it’s a hassle to setup, this is fixable.  Similarly, we cannot let critical public safety systems languish; our valley sees destructive floods from winter storms and our emergency response teams are always quick to respond and rescue.  We should help them continue their mission.

Proposition 1 is for our benefit; please vote For Proposition 1.

Submitted by: Liz Hill, Veronika Williams,

No statement submitted.

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: Matthew Morton, City Administrator, 425-788-1185,


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