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Why Is Property Tax So Complicated?

Why Is Property Tax So Complicated?

In this month's Finance Advisor column, Kirkland’s Director of Finance and Administration Tracey Dunlap explains the complex factors used to determine regular property tax limits.

In Focus

The PerformanceStat Potential Part 1 of a series of audio conversations with Professor Bob Behn, Senior Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School on "What is Performance Stat?" More from the Business of Government Hour. February 27, 2015

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OPMA and PRA Practice Tips and Checklists

MRSC, in partnership with the State Auditor's Local Government Performance Center, developed practical guidance and tools for local agencies on the Public Records Act (PRA) and the Open Public Meetings Act (OPMA).
 

Emerging Issue: Police Body Cameras in Washington State

These officer-activated cameras, which are small enough to clip to the officer’s uniform or sunglasses, can record audio and video of police interactions with the public, providing a record of events that goes well beyond the limited view provided by the more familiar dash-mounted vehicle cameras. But what are the benefits, and what have police departments done in Washington?