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King County Fire Protection District No. 20

Proposition No. 1
Levy of General Tax for Maintenance and Operations

The Board of Commissioners of King County Fire Protection District No. 20 adopted Resolution 2017-007, concerning a proposition to finance maintenance and operation costs.

This proposition provides for the support of fire protection and emergency medical services, facilities, maintenance, staffing and operations by authorizing the District to levy the excess taxes specified below as authorized by RCW 84.52.130.

Approximate Levy
Assessed Value
2018 $.41 $650,000.00
2019 $.41 $650,000.00
2020 $.53 $850,000.00
2021 $.53 $850,000.00

Should this proposition be approved?



If approved by the voters, the Fire District will be authorized to levy a maintenance and operations excess levy in the sum of $650,000.00 per year to be collected in 2018 and 2019 and $850,000 per year to be collected in 2020 and 2021. Such levy will be in addition to the District’s regular and EMS tax levies for a temporary four-year period. The District estimates that the tax levy rate necessary to generate these funds each year will be approximately $.41/.53 per thousand dollars of assessed valuation. In subsequent years the levy rate will decrease if assessed property values increase.

The District continues to experience increases in the cost of specialized equipment, personnel training, and supplies required by various laws, codes and standards. The proposed maintenance and operations levy funds will be used to maintain service levels ,facilities and equipment. .

If the levy is approved, the additional maximum tax per $100,000.00 assessed valuation is estimated not to exceed approximately $65.00-$85.00 each year or an additional $5.41-$7.08 per month for fire protection and emergency medical services.

Fire District 20 (Skyway) continues to provide essential fire, medical and emergency services. Our personnel are the backbone of our high level of service, twenty-four hours a day, throughout the year. A “Yes” vote will ensure these services meet increasing demand as our community continues to grow. Homes and large apartment complexes are being built in Skyway resulting in population growth. As tax revenues have decreased, Fire District 20’s operating costs have continued to rise due to increased service demands. This levy closes that gap by addressing increasing work load and maintenance of response equipment. Our firefighters have always been there when we needed them—now is the time for us to give them our support. Thanks for voting Yes, and for caring about our community.

Submitted by: Curtis Faulks, Chuck Vitirittis, Lou Lecroy,

60% approval and at least 1,628 Yes votes (Wash. Const. art. 7, sec. 2(a))

For questions about this measure, contact: Eric Hicks, Fire Chief, (206) 772-1430,

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