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Using Levy Lid Lifts to Finance Public Salaries and Services

Using Levy Lid Lifts to Finance Public Salaries and Services

October 27, 2022  by  Eric Lowell
Category:  Property Taxes

Local governments looking to use levy lid lifts to help with increased costs should carefully consider several issues, such as type, duration, future fiscal need, capacity, and how to best frame the lid lift for a successful vote.

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​2018 General Election Part 2: Property Tax and Bonds Edition

​2018 General Election Part 2: Property Tax and Bonds Edition

November 13, 2018  by  Steve Hawley
Category:  Elections Property Taxes

This article looks primarily at local property tax measures from the recent general election — including levy lid lifts, EMS levies, bond measures, and funding for parks, libraries, and affordable housing.

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Why is Property Tax So Complicated?

Why is Property Tax So Complicated?

February 2, 2015  by  Tracey Dunlap
Category:  Property Taxes Guest Author

In this month's Finance Advisor column, Tracey Dunlap, City of Kirkland Director of Finance and Administration, gives us a "property tax 101" overview of the limits on regular property taxes.

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Lessons Learned from Two Successful Levy Lid Lifts

January 31, 2013  by  Tracey Dunlap
Category:  Property Taxes Guest Author

The City of Kirkland was fortunate to have two levy lid lift measures pass on the November 2012 general election ballot. The city's finance director explains how the city approached the two measures and what may have contributed to their success.

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