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Ballot Measure Details

Election Results

Pass / Fail: Passed
Yes: 70.60%
No: 29.40%
Election Date: August 2016

Jurisdiction: Seattle
County: King
Subject: Affordable Housing

Ballot Measure Text: Property Tax Levy Renewal for Affordable Housing. The City of Seattleā€™s Proposition 1 concerns replacing the Seattle Housing Levy. If approved, this proposition would replace an expiring levy to fund: housing for low-income seniors, workers, and households, and the disabled and mentally ill; and homelessness prevention and reduction programs, including emergency rental assistance for at-risk families.

It authorizes regular property taxes above RCW 84.55 limits, allowing $290,000,000 in additional taxes over seven years beginning in 2017, limited to $41,428,571/year. The 2017 regular tax rate would be limited to $3.60/$1,000 assessed value, including approximately $0.25/$1,000 assessed value in additional taxes.

Funding Type/Statutory Authority: Levy Lid Lift (RCW 84.55.050)
Levy (Per $1000 A/V): $0.25