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Voter Ballot Measure Fact Sheet

King County Parks, Trails, and Open Space Replacement Levy


August 6, 2013 Primary Election The King County Parks, Trails, and Open Space Replacement Levy ballot measure is a property tax levy lid lift that would replace two current park levies that expire at the end of 2013. It would fund operations and maintenance of King Countys 200 parks, 175 miles of regional trails, and 26,000 acres of open space, including the Community Partnerships and Grants Program. It would support prioritized investments that include infrastructure repair and replacement; open space acquisition, and trail and trailhead development, as well as fund local city parks and the Woodland Park Zoo.

King County Proposition No. 1 Levy for parks, trails, and open space The King County council has passed Ordinance 17568 concerning funding for parks, trails, recreational facilities and open space. This proposition would replace two expiring levies and fund maintenance and operations of the King County parks system; trails and open space for recreation, habitat and water quality; city parks; and zoo programs, all subject to citizen oversight. This proposition authorizes an additional property tax of $0.1877 per $1,000 of assessed value for collection in 2014 and authorizes increases by the annual percentage change in the CPI or the limitation in 84.55 RCW, whichever is greater, for five succeeding years. Should this proposition be: Approved? Rejected?

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Levy details

18.77 per $1,000 assessed value

$56 per year for owner of home valued at $300,000

$396 million over six years (2014-2019)

80% renews levels of service of exisitng parks levies

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The information included on these maps has been compiled by King County staff from a variety of sources and is subject to change without notice. King County makes no representations or warranties, express or implied, as to accuracy, completeness, timeliness, or rights to the use of such information. This document is not intended for use as a survey product. King County shall not be liable for any general, special, indirect, incidental, or consequential damages including, but not limited to, lost revenues or lost pro ts resulting from the use or misuse of the information contained on this map. Any sale of this map or information on this map is prohibited except by written permission of King County.

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King County Parks Levy Task Force In 2011, King County Parks conducted a county-wide customer satisfaction initiative to determine the levels of public satisfaction with the services currently provided by King County Parks and to develop a better understanding of the regions future parks and recreation needs and what roles King County can play in meeting those needs. Those ndings were shared with the citizen-based King County Parks Levy Task Force, a panel of business and civic leaders that was appointed and convened by the King County Executive in June 2012. The Task Forces recommendations informed the King County Executives proposal to fund the future of King Countys system, and ultimately, provided the basis for the proposition approved by the King County Council for the August 6, 2013 primary election ballot. About King County Parks King County Parks Your Big Backyard provides regional and rural parks, trails, natural area parks, and recreational facilities, supported by partnerships and entrepreneurial initiatives. Some 5 million visitors use King Countys parks and trails every year to hike, mountain bike, ride horses, commute to work or school, walk the dog, have a picnic, or simply enjoy nature.

Election Day is August 6, 2013


For more information, visit www.kingcounty.gov/parks/levy.

Fact sheet prepared by:

King County Parks and Recreation Division Department of Natural Resources and Parks 201 S Jackson St, Ste 700 Seattle, WA 98104 206-296-8687