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Si View Metropolitan Park District

Proposition No. 1
Protection of Current Tax Levy from Prorationing

The Board of Directors of the Si View Metropolitan Park District adopted Resolution No. 2017-03 concerning protecting a portion of the existing property tax levy from being reallocated to other taxing districts, a process known as prorationing. To maintain basic safety, current operations, park district facilities and programs, including the Si View Community Center and Pool, parks, playfields, playgrounds, trails, adult programming, fitness and youth sports programs, summer camps, and after-school recreation programs for youth and teens, shall $0.25/$1,000 of assessed valuation of the District’s current regular property tax levy be protected from prorationing under RCW 84.52.010(3)(b) for the tax years 2018 through 2023?

Yes

No


Proposition 1 renews Si View Metropolitan Park District’s levy protection which was passed by voters in 2011. Without protection, the existing levy will be re-allocated to other taxing districts within King County in accordance with a statutory formula.  This re-allocation process is known as prorationing.  The District’s existing levy maintains basic safety, current operations and District facilities and programs, including the Si View Community Center and Pool, parks, playfields, playgrounds, trails, recreation programs for youth, teens and adults, and community events.

If passed by voters, Proposition 1 would protect the District’s existing levy for six years from prorationing to preserve current funding and services for basic safety, operations, maintenance of facilities and recreational programs. Passage of Proposition 1 would protect $0.25 of the District’s existing regular tax levy from prorationing for a period of six years beginning in 2018 and is not a new tax increase.

If Proposition 1 is not passed by voters, the District will incur a projected 15% decrease from its current funding and would be required to make cuts in operations, recreational programs, basic safety, operations and maintenance of Si View Community Center and Pool, Torguson Park, Tollgate Park and other District maintained facilities.

 

 Simple majority (RCW 84.52.120)

For questions about this measure, contact: Travis Stombaugh, Executive Director, (425) 831-1900, tstombaugh@siviewpark.org

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