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Local Government Ballot Measures for November 2011 General Election

Contents

Introduction

The purpose of this page is to provide a view of local government 2011 general election measures (school districts not included) in Washington state. This can be useful in providing information on how the measures are doing and help track trends across the state. The measures have been arranged by topic. The heading "General Measures" covers propositions such as automated traffic enforcement, advisory votes, fireworks, and some funding items that do not fall within the other topics. The "Ballot Measure" column lists the measures as they appear on the county websites. A number of ballot measures use the term "special levy." These are excess levies and MRSC has used the term "excess levy" in describing the proposition in the "Type of Issue" column. Links are provided to the county election results pages. For an explanation of validation requirements for election measures see the Spokane County Elections page, Understanding Validation. Most of the general election measures relate to property tax levies. Brief descriptions of the terms that appear are:

Excess Levy - This is a property tax levy that is in excess of the usual maximum rate of taxation allowed by law for a particular jurisdiction. It must be authorized by the voters of the jurisdiction. See RCW 84.52.052 for maintenance and operations levies and RCW 84.52.056 for bond levies.

Special Levy - This is an excess levy.

Regular Levy - Most jurisdictions are authorized to levy up to a certain amount of property tax by state law. This is their "regular levy." It must be approved by the legislative body of the jurisdiction.

Levy Lid Lift - The growth in property tax revenue was capped by initiative. (Generally at 1% per year) When the overall value of properties within the jurisdiction increases more rapidly than that, the agency must reduce its annual tax rate applied to all properties in order not to exceed the cap. Voters in a jurisdiction may approve a "levy lid lift" to permit the agency to levy up to, but not more than, the maximum permissible "regular levy." It must be authorized by the voters of the jurisdiction.

MRSC has also created a Local Election Blog to provide updates with objective reporting of election results through our blog posts.

Type of Issue Jurisdiction Link to County Election Results
Final Election Results1
Ballot Measure
Election Results as Reported on County Websites on November 29, 2011
General Measures
Airport - Relocate and Expand - Advisory Vote Colville Stevens County
Yes 23.25%

No 76.75%
Proposition 1, City of Colville Airport Advisory Vote on Whether the City of Colville Should Proceed with the Process to Relocate and Expand the Colville Municipal Airport. The City Council of the City of Colville adopted Resolution No. 07-11 concerning the relocation and expansion of the Colville Municipal Airport. The City Council seeks a recommendation, by an advisory vote only, on whether or not the City of Colville should proceed with the process to relocate and expand the Colville Municipal Airport. A "yes" vote would recommend that the City of Colville should proceed with the process to relocate and expand the airport. A "no" vote would recommend that the City of Colville should cease the process to relocate and expand the airport.
Automated Safety Cameras - Advisory Vote

MRSC Page on Automated Traffic Safety Cameras

Monroe Snohomish County Yes 32.02%

No 67.98%
Proposition No. 3, Advisory Vote on Continuation of Automated Traffic Safety Camera Program. In 2007 the Monroe City Council adopted Ordinance No. 002/2007, establishing an Automated Traffic Safety Camera program in accordance with RCW 46.63.170. This program authorizes the use of Automated Traffic Safety Cameras to detect certain traffic infractions at specified locations within the City. Should this program be continued beyond September, 2013?
Automated Safety Cameras Advisory Vote - See Voter pamphlet excerpt

MRSC Page on Automated Traffic Safety Cameras
Longview Cowlitz County
Yes 58.77%

No 41.23%
City of Longview Initiative Measure No. 1. concerns advisory votes on City ordinances authorizing automatic traffic safety cameras. Concise Description: This Measure would require a City ordinance authorizing the use of automated traffic safety cameras, enacted after January 1, 2007, be subject to advisory vote at the next general election after ordinance enactment. Should this measure be enacted into law?
Automated Safety Cameras at Intersections - Advisory Vote

MRSC Page on Automated Traffic Safety Cameras
Longview Cowlitz County
Yes 37.75%

No 62.25%
City of Longview Proposition No. 1. The City Council of the City of Longview adopted Resolution No. 1996 concerning the question whether or not the City of Longview should continue with the use of automated traffic safety cameras at intersections (commonly known as "red light cameras"). This Proposition No. 1 is to consider the continued use of automated traffic safety cameras at intersections only after the end of the current ordinance period of May 1, 2012. This proposition is an advisory vote for consideration by the City Council. Should the City of Longview continue with the use of automated traffic safety cameras at intersections (commonly known as "red light cameras") after the end of the trial period May 1, 2012.
Automated Safety Cameras in School Zones - Advisory Vote

MRSC Page on Automated Traffic Safety Cameras
Longview Cowlitz County Yes 55.86%

No 44.14%
City of Longview Proposition No. 2. The City Council of the City of Longview adopted Resolution No. 1997 concerning the question whether or not the City of Longview should continue with the use of automated traffic safety cameras in school zones. This Proposition No. 2 is to consider the continued use of automated traffic safety cameras in school zones only after the end of the current ordinance period of May 1, 2012. This proposition is an advisory vote for consideration by the City Council. Should the City of Longview continue with the use of automated traffic safety cameras in school zones after the end of the trial period May 1, 2012.
Automated Safety Cameras

MRSC Page on Automated Traffic Safety Cameras
Bellingham Whatcom County Yes 67.68%

No 32.32%
City of Bellingham Initiative No. 2011-01. City of Bellingham Initiative No. 2011-01 concerns automated traffic safety cameras. This measure would require the removal of any automated cameras used to issue tickets for stoplight, railroad crossing, and school zone violations installed under a 2010 ordinance and prohibit the installation of such cameras to issue tickets, unless approved by City Council and a majority of voters at an election, and limit the penalty to the lowest parking ticket fine. Should this measure be enacted into law?

Note:
This measure was intended to restrict the City's use of automated traffic safety cameras. On September 6, 2011, the Washington State Court of Appeals declared this measure beyond the scope of local initiative power and an invalid initiative. Even if passed by a majority of voters, this measure will not be legally binding.
Card Rooms - Advisory Measure Tukwila King County Yes 59.90%

No 40.10%
Advisory Measure No. 1, Licensed Card Rooms in the City of Tukwila. Tukwila Resolution No. 1745 submits the following question to the voters of the City of Tukwila regarding social card rooms in the City: Should gambling in the form of social card rooms be allowed in Tukwila?
Community Bill of Rights Spokane Spokane County Yes 49.13%

No 50.87%
Proposition No. 1, City of Spokane. Initiative No. 2011-1, designated as Ordinance No. C-34757, proposes that the City Charter be amended to add a Community Bill of Rights, which secures the right of neighborhood residents to approve re-zonings proposed for significant new development, recognizes the right of neighborhood residents to reject development which violates the City Charter or the city's comprehensive plan, expands protections for the Spokane River and Spokane Valley – Rathdrum Prairie Aquifer and provides constitutional protections in the workplace. Should this proposition be approved?
Conservation - Land Bank - Real Estate Excise Tax - 12 Year Extension San Juan County San Juan County Passed

Yes 52.8%

No 47.2%
Proposition No. 1. A Petition has been submitted regarding the time period for the conservation area real estate excise tax. This measure would extend real estate excise tax paid by the purchaser, in the amount of one percent of the purchase price, for an additional 12 years, through December 5, 2026, to be used by the Land Bank for the acquisition and maintenance of conservation areas.
Des Moines Utility Occupation Tax for Des Moines Beach Park and Streets - Utility B&O Tax Increase to 9 percent Des Moines King County Failed

Yes 37.76%

No 62.24%
Proposition No. 1, Utility Occupation Tax for Des Moines Beach Park and Streets. The Des Moines City Council adopted Resolution No. 1169 concerning a proposition to increase the City Utility Occupation Tax to restore Beach Park Historic District buildings and facilities; fund maintenance and operations; and for City street paving improvements. This proposition would restore Des Moines Beach Park Historic Buildings and facilities; fund maintenance and operations; and improve City streets to prevent their further deterioration. This proposition increases the current 6% utility occupation tax to 9% authorizing: (1) 1% for Beach Park capital projects for 20 years or until capital bonds are repaid and thereafter that 1% tax ends; (2) 0.5% for Beach Park maintenance and operations; and (3) 1.5% for City street paving improvements.
Families and Education Support - 7 Year Levy Lid Lift Seattle King County

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Fireworks

MRSC Page on Fireworks Regulations
Olympia Thurston County Yes 57.14%

No 42.86%
Shall the sale and discharge of fireworks be prohibited within the City of Olympia at all times of the year with the exception of public displays and the sale, use and discharge of small trick and novelty devices?
Marijuana Enforcement Tacoma Pierce County Yes 65.52%

No 34.48%
Initiative No. 1. This Initiative amends Tacoma Municipal Code Title 8 to provide that marijuana or cannabis offenses be the lowest enforcement priority of the City of Tacoma
9-1-1 Emergency Communications System - Sales Tax 0.1%

MRSC Page on Emergency Communications Systems
Pierce County Pierce County Passed

Yes 55.16%

No 44.84%
Proposition No. 1, Sales and Use Tax for Improvements to Pierce County's 9-1-1 Emergency Communication System. The Pierce County Council passed Resolution No. R2011-87 proposing to fund improvements to Pierce County's 9-1-1 emergency communication system. If passed, Proposition No. 1 would authorize a county-wide, one-tenth of one percent (0.1%) local sales and use tax to fund costs associated with financing, design, acquisition, construction, equipping, operating, maintaining, remodeling, repairing and re-equipping the county's 9-1-1 emergency communication system and facilities infrastructure. Should Proposition No. 1 be approved or rejected?
Protection of Current Tax Levy from Prorationing Si View Metropolitan Park District King County Passed

Yes 87.89%

No 12.11%
Proposition No. 1 Protection, of Current Tax Levy From Prorationing. The Board of Directors of the Si View Metropolitan Park District adopted Resolution No. 2011-02 concerning protecting a portion of the existing property tax levy from being reallocated to other taxing districts, a process known as prorationing. To maintain 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 2012 through 2017?
Regional Animal Shelter Facility Replacement - 9 Year or less Levy Lid Lift

MRSC Page on Animal Control Administration
Spokane County Spokane County

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Term Limits - Advisory Vote Monroe Snohomish County Passed

Yes 76.42%

No 25.53%
Proposition No. 2, Advisory Vote on Term Limits for Local Elected Officials. The Monroe City Council has passed Resolution No. 2011/018, placing the issue of term limits for local elected officials before the voters. The City of Monroe is considering the adoption of an ordinance establishing term limits for the positions of Mayor and Council Member. The proposed ordinance would generally prohibit these officials from serving more than eight total years in the same office, but would allow limited exceptions for certain vacancy appointments and situations where eight consecutive years have lapsed since the end of the official's most recent term.
Solid Waste Fee San Juan County San Juan County Failed

Yes 31.97%

No 68.03%
Proposition No. 2. Shall San Juan County, Washington, impose a solid waste user charge for a period of 15 years upon real property in its unincorporated areas in proportion with its calculated burden of solid waste to fund current and future maintenance and operations, including operational and capital reserves and capital needs of the County system of solid waste disposal, and debt service, coverage ratios and reserves for warrants, notes, bonds and other evidences of indebtedness which are related to the management of solid waste all as provided by Ordinance No. 19-2011?
Veterans and Human Services - 6 Year Levy Lid Lift Kitsap County Kitsap County

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Annexation Measures
Annexation - City

MRSC Page on Annexation
Bothell Snohomish County Failed

Yes 47.14%

No 52.86%
Proposition No. 1, Proposed North, East and West of Bothell Annexation (NEWBA). Shall the area of unincorporated Snohomish County known as the proposed North, East and West of Bothell Annexation be annexed to the City of Bothell and subject to Bothell zoning as provided in Ordinance 2053?
Annexation - Library District

MRSC Page on Library Service Providers
Hoquiam Grays Harbor County Passed

Yes 72.72%

No 27.28%
City of Hoquiam Proposition No.1. Shall the City of Hoquiam be annexed to and be a part of the Timberland Regional Library District?
Annexation - Port District - Enlargement of the Port of Tracyton Port of Tracyton Kitsap County Failed

Yes 41.96%

No 58.04%

Proposition No. 1, Enlargement of Port of Tracyton. This proposition concerns the enlargement of the Port of Tracyton. The proposition would authorize the Port of Tracyton to enlarge its existing geographical boundaries by annexing to the Port the territory legally described in Port of Tracyton Resolution No. 2011-01. Should this proposition be enacted into law? Pursuant to RCW 53.04.080 and Port District Resolution No. 2011-01)
Bond Measures
Bond Measure - Fire Station - GO Bonds - 10 Year Excess Property Tax Spokane County Fire Protection District No. 13 Spokane County Failed

Yes 47.66%

No 52.34%
Proposition No. 1. The Board of Fire Commissioners of Fire Protection District No. 13, Spokane County, Washington adopted Resolution No. 2011-1 concerning a proposition to construct a new fire station. This proposition would authorize the District to construct and equip a new fire station and purchase fire fighting and life saving equipment; issue no more than $2,250,000 of general obligation bonds maturing within 20 years; and levy annual excess property taxes to repay the bonds, all as provided in Resolution No. 2011-1.
Bond Measure - Fire Station GO Bonds -12 Year Excess Levy Thurston County Fire Protection District No. 8 - South Bay Thurston County Failed

Yes 35.38%

No 64.62%
Proposition No. 1, General Obligation Bonds. The Board of Fire Commissioners of Fire Protection District No. 8 adopted Resolution No. 11-04 concerning a proposition to issue general obligation bonds. This proposition would authorize the District to construct and equip a full-service fire station to replace two outdated garage stations and issue no more than $1,200,000 of general obligation bonds maturing within 12 years and authorize the annual levy of excess property taxes upon all taxable property within the District to pay the debt service on the bonds in the 3rd through 12th years, as provided in Resolution No. 11-04
Bond Measure - Flood Control - GO Bonds - 20 Year Excess Levy Waitsburg Walla Walla County Failed

Yes 35.83%

No 64.17%
Waitsburg Proposition No. 1, City of Waitsburg General Obligation Coppi Flood Control Bonds. The City Council of the City of Waitsburg approved Resolution No. 2011-586 concerning a proposition to finance capital improvements related to flood protection from Coppei Creek. This proposition would authorize the city to pay costs of a flood control project along Coppei Creek including the installation off load walls, levee and other flood protection activities; to issue not to exceed $2,000,000 of General Obligation Bonds maturing with in a maximum term of 20 years to pay for such flood control and capital improvements; and levy annual excess property tax levies to pay and retire such bonds.
Bond Measure - Street Improvements - GO Bonds - 20 Year Excess Levy Spokane Valley Spokane County Failed

Yes 16.48%

No 83.52%
Proposition No. 1. City of Spokane Valley City Council Ordinance No. 11-011 authorizes a proposition to issue up to $2,142,000 General Obligation Bonds to finance conversion of Sprague and Appleway to two-way streets between Argonne/Dishman-Mica and University Road; including striping, signalization, and Americans with Disabilities Act compliance; and to levy excess property taxes annually to repay the bonds within a maximum term of 20 years.
Measures to Fund Cemeteries
Cemetery - M&O - 1 Year Excess Levy Douglas County Cemetery District No. 2 (Includes Town of Waterville) Douglas County Passed

Yes 60.88%

No 39.12%
The Douglas County Cemetery District No. 2 Board of Commissioners adopted Resolution No. 2011/002 on August 8, 2011, containing a proposition to finance maintenance and operations. This proposition would authorize the district to levy excess taxes upon all taxable property within the district in the sum of $70,000, requiring collection of approximately $0.53 per $1,000 of assessed valuation in 2012. Should this proposition be approved?
Cemetery - M&O - 1 Year Excess Levy Grant County Cemetery District No. 2 -Wilson Creek (Includes Town of Wilson Creek) Grant County Passed

Yes 77.06%

No 22.94%
Proposition No. 1, Special One Year Maintenance and Operation Levy. The Board of Commissioners of Grant County Cemetery District No. 2 adopted Resolution No. 11-1, concerning a proposition to finance maintenance and operation expenses. This proposition would authorize the District to levy the following excess taxes upon all taxable property within the District, for the support of the District's maintenance and operation expenses: Levy/Collection Year and amount 2012, $8000 Approximate Levy Rate Per $1000 Assessed Value 22500 All as provided in Resolution No. 11-1.
Cemetery - M&O - 1 Year Excess Levy Spokane County Spangle Cemetery District Spokane County Passed

Yes 62.6%

No 37.4%
Proposition No. 1. The Board of Directors of Spangle Cemetery District No. 1 adopted Resolution No. 01-11 on June 28, 2011 concerning a proposition to finance 2012 maintenance and operation expenses. This proposition would authorize the District to levy excess tax upon all taxable property within the District for support of the District's maintenance and operation expenses as follows: In 2011, levy a rate of approximately $0.15 per $1,000 of assessed value, for collection of $12,500.00 in 2012. Should this proposition be approved?
Cemetery - M&O - 1 Year Excess Levy Whitman County Garfield Cemetery District No. 2 (Includes Town of Garfield) Whitman County Passed

Yes 74.45%

No 25.55%
Proposition No. 1. Shall the Garfield Cemetery District No. 2, levy a special tax in the amount of $20,000.00, an estimated $0.34, or less, per one thousand dollars of assessed valuation, be collected in 2012, for operation and maintaining the Cemetery?
Cemetery - M&O - 1 Year Excess Levy Whitman County Endicott Cemetery District No. 4 (Includes Town of Endicott) Whitman County Passed

Yes 68.23%

No 31.77%
Shall the Endicott Cemetery District #4 be authorized to impose a special tax levy of $20,000.00 an estimated $ .35 or less per one thousand dollars of assessed valuation, to be collected in 2012 for General Maintenance?
Cemetery - M&O - 1 Year Special Levy Whitman County Oakesdale Cemetery District No. 1 (Includes Town of Oaksdale) Whitman County Passed

Yes 65.96%

No 34.04%
Proposition No. 1. Shall a special tax levy of $45,000.00, an estimated $ .89 per one thousand dollars of assessed valuation in 2011 for collection in 2012, for the continued improvement and General Maintenance of the Oakesdale Cemetery District No. 1 be authorized and approved?
Cemetery - Multi-Year Levy Lid Lift Whatcom County Cemetery District No. 1 Whatcom County

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Measures to Fund Criminal Justice and Public Safety
Criminal Justice - 0.3% Sales Tax Franklin County Franklin County Passed

Yes 61.4%

No 38.6%
Proposition 1. The Board of Franklin County Commissioners adopted Resolution No. 2011-____, concerning a proposition for a county and cities' criminal justice and public purposes sales and use tax. This proposition would authorize the sales and use tax in Franklin County and Cities therein be increased three-tenths of one percent 0.3%) for thirty years to improve, expand, operate, and maintain the County jail, and support criminal justice or public purposes as permitted by law. Should this proposition be approved?
Criminal Justice - 5 Year 0.3% Sales Tax Stevens County Stevens County Failed 

Yes 45.63%

No 54.37%
Three-Tenths of One Percent Sales and Use Tax. The Board of Commissioners of Stevens County, Washington adopted Resolutions No. 13-2011 and No. 16-2011, concerning a proposition to impose additional sales and use tax. This proposition would impose a three-tenths of one percent sales and use tax for collection in years 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016, would share the revenues with the cities and towns and authorize the County to use its portion of revenues to fund criminal justice needs such as animal control, additional police protection, mitigation of congested court systems, or relief of overcrowded jails, all as provided in Resolutions No. 13-2011 and No. 16-2011.
Criminal Justice - 0.1% Sales Tax Monroe Snohomish County Failed

Yes 46.05%

No 53.95%
Proposition No. 1, Sales and Use Tax Increase for Criminal Justice Purposes. The City Council of the City of Monroe has adopted Resolution No. 2011/010 concerning a sales and use tax increase pursuant to RCW 82.14.450. If approved, this proposition would authorize an additional sales and use tax at the rate of 0.1 percent to be used exclusively for criminal justice purposes
Criminal Justice Services - Single Year Property Levy Lid Lift Carnation King County

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Criminal Justice - Police Facility - 0.1% Sales Tax Woodland Clark County
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Cowlitz County
Passed

Clark:
Yes 71.43%
No 28.57%

Cowlitz:
Yes 53.74%
No 46.26%
City of Woodland Proposition No. 1, Sales and Use Tax Increase Of 0.1% for a New Police Facility. The City Council of the City of Woodland adopted Ordinance No. 1216 concerning a sales and use tax increase pursuant to RCW 82.14.450. If approved, this proposition would authorize the City to fix and impose an additional sales and use tax of 0.1%, split between the City (85%) and Cowlitz and Clark Counties (15%). City proceeds shall be used to construct and equip a new police facility with a multi-purpose community meeting room and to pay other criminal justice and fire protection costs. The tax will expire after the costs of the police facility are fully repaid.
Public Safety - 0.1% Sales Tax Shelton Mason County Passed

Yes 64.06%

No 35.94%
City of Shelton Public Safety Sales Tax, Proposition No. 1. The Shelton City Commission Passed Resolution No. 1027-0811 to allow voters to decide whether to pass a one-tenth of one percent public safety sales tax. If passed, dollars collected shall support police patrol, school resource officer, crime prevention, police equipment replacement, fire suppression, emergency rescue, animal control, parking control, code enforcement, police officer reserves, and associated support services
Public Safety - Police Protection - Excess Levy Spangle Spokane County Passed

Yes 66.97%

No 33.03%
Proposition 1. The Spangle Town Council enacted ordinance No. 399 concerning a proposition to finance the 2012 police protection services. This proposition would authorize the Town to levy an excess property tax in 2012 on all taxable property within the Town of Spangle in an approximate rate of $1.00 per $1,000 of assessed value to raise $16,000 to be used to provide adequate police protection services in 2012. Should this proposition be approved?
Measures to Fund Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
MRSC Page on Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
EMS Funding - 6 Year Regular Levy Palouse Whitman County Passed

Yes 71.13%

No 28.87%
City of Palouse Proposition No. 3. Shall the City of Palouse be authorized to impose an additional property tax levy in the amount of fifty cents (.50) per thousand dollars of assessed valuation for each of six (6) consecutive years for provision of emergency medical services?"
EMS Funding - 1 Year M&O Excess Levy Asotin Asotin County Passed

Yes 70.3%

No 29.7%
Shall a Special Levy be collected in 2012 of thirty thousand three hundred sixty-nine dollars ($30,369.00) requiring approximately forty cents ($0.40) per thousand of assessed valuation for the City of Asotin to pay for Emergency Medical Services.
EMS Funding - 1 Year M&O Excess Levy Pacific County Pacific County Passed

Yes 66.53%

No 33.47%
Proposition No. 1, Ambulance and Emergency Medical Services Funding $567,296. Shall an excess levy of eighty nine cents per thousand dollars of value, estimated to collect not more than five hundred sixty seven thousand two hundred ninety six dollars, be assessed against all property in Pacific County, except that within the boundaries of the Ocean Beach, Ocosta or North River School Districts, and collected in 2012 to subsidize ambulance and emergency medical serves within the NPCEMS District No. 1 Service Area?
EMS Funding - 1 Year M&O Excess Tax Levy Clarkston Asotin County Passed

Yes 70.13%

No 29.87%
City of Clarkston EMS Proposition 911. The City Council of the City of Clarkston, Washington, adopted Resolution No. 2011-08 concerning a proposition to finance emergency medical services. This proposition, if approved, would permit maintenance and operation of Rescue One Emergency Medical Services through the levy of a special excess tax for collection in 2012 of $486,834 requiring approximately $1.27 per thousand dollars of assessed value (based on 100% of true and fair value). Should this proposition be approved?
EMS Funding - 10 Year Regular Levy Mason County Fire District No. 16 Mason County Failed

Yes 44.62%

No 55.38%
Emergency Medical Services Regular Property Levy, Proposition No. 1. The Board of Commissioners for Mason County Fire Protection District No.16 adopted Resolution No. 2011-06, concerning a proposition to finance maintenance and operations expenses. This proposition would authorize the District to levy taxes for the provision of emergency medical services pursuant to RCW 84.52.069 in the amount of $0.35 per $1000.00 of assessed valuation for each of ten consecutive years beginning with levy year 2011 for collection starting in 2012.
EMS Funding - 10 Year Regular Levy Yakima County Yakima County Passed

Yes 78.38%

No 21.62%
EMS Levy Authorization. The Board of Yakima County Commissioners adopted Resolution No. 317-2011 concerning a proposition to finance emergency medical care and emergency medical services. This proposition would authorize Yakima County to continue to impose regular property tax levies of twenty-five cents per thousand dollars of assessed valuation (.25/$1,000.00) or less, for the ten consecutive years beginning January 1, 2014, the proceeds to be used to provide emergency medical care or emergency medical services according to RCW 84.52.069. Should this proposition be approved?
EMS Funding - 6 Year Regular Levy Albion Whitman County Passed

Yes 61.64%

No 37.06%
Town of Albion Proposition No. 1. Shall the Town of Albion levy a special tax levy of $1,000, an estimated $0.50 per one thousand dollars of assessed valuation for six consecutive years beginning in 2012 for Emergency Medical Services?
EMS Funding - 1 Year Excess Levy Grays Harbor Fire District No. 3 Grays Harbor County Passed

Yes 77.03%

No 22.97%
Shall Grays Harbor County Fire District No. 3 levy upon the regular taxable property within the District, in addition to the regular levy; the sum of $36,000 (approximately $.0540 per thousand of assessed valuation) for the year of 2012 for the purpose of providing emergency care and ambulance services to its citizens
EMS Funding - Basic Life Support - 6 Year Regular Levy Grays Harbor Fire District No. 8 Grays Harbor County Passed

Yes 78.89%

No 21.11%
Shall Grays Harbor County Fire Protection No. 8 be authorized to levy a regular property tax In the sum of $0.50 per one thousand dollars of assessed valuation each year for six consecutive years beginning in 2011 to be collected in 2012, for the provision of no fee Basic Life Support Emergency Medical Service Ambulance, all as provided In Grays Harbor County Fire Protection District No.6 Resolution No, 2010-012 and the laws of the State of Washington, RCW 64.52,069?
EMS Funding - 6 Year Regular Levy Grays Harbor Fire District No. 12 Grays Harbor County Failed

Yes 40.38%

No 59.62%
Shall Grays Harbor County Fire Protection District No.12 be authorized to levy a regular property tax In the sum of $.50 (maximum) per $1,000 assessed valuation each year for six consecutive years beginning In 2011 to be collected In 2012 for the provision of Emergency Medical Services all as provided in Grays Harbor County Fire Protection District No. 12 Resolution No,11·2 and the Laws of the State of Washington, RCW 64.52.069?
EMS Funding - 1 Year M&O Excess Levy Grays Harbor Fire District No. 14 Grays Harbor County No Informaiton Grays Harbor County Fire Protection District No.14 Proposition 1. Shall Grays Harbor County Fire Protection District No. 14 be authorized to levy upon the regular taxable property within the district, in addition to the regular levy, the sum of $54,300.00 or approximately $0.44 per $1,000 assessed valuation, for collection in 2012 for the provision of emergency medical care and ambulance services all as provided in Grays Harbor County Fire Protection District No. 14 Resolution No. 11-11 and the Laws of the State of Washington?
EMS Funding - 6 Year Regular Levy South Prairie Pierce County Passed

Yes 62.14%

No 37.86%
Proposition No. 1, Emergency Medical Services Levy. The Town of South Prairie passed Resolution No. 314, to allow voters to decide whether to renew a regular property tax levy in the amount of 50 cents per thousand dollars of assessed valuation for each of six consecutive years, for the purpose of providing emergency medical services. Shall the Town of South Prairie be authorized to impose a regular property tax levy of 50 cents per thousand dollars of assessed valuation for each of six consecutive years?
EMS Funding - 6 Year Regular Levy Wilkeson Pierce County Passed

Yes 62.79%

No 37.21%
Proposition No. 1. Shall the Town of Wilkeson be authorized to impose regular property tax levies of 25¢ or less per $1,000.00 of assessed valuation for each of six 6) consecutive years, beginning in 2012, to provide funding for emergency medical services?
EMS Funding - 6 Year Regular Levy Asotin County Fire Protection District No. 1 Asotin County Passed

Yes 66.55%

No 33.45%
EMS Proposition 911. Shall Asotin County Fire Protection District No. 1 be authorized to impose regular medical services property tax levies of fifty cents or less per thousand dollars of assessed valuation for each of six consecutive years beginning in 2011 for collection in 2012 for the purpose of providing, maintaining and upgrading emergency medical services in the District.
Measures to Fund Fire Services
MRSC pages on Fire Protection
Fire Services - Fire Contract - Single Year Levy Lid Lift - Expires if city annexes to fire district Port Townsend Jefferson County

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Fire Services - Multi-Year Levy Lid Lift Snohomish County Fire District No. 4 Snohomish County

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Fire Services - Multi-Year Levy Lid Lift Thurston County Fire District No. 3 (City of Lacey Annexed) Thurston County

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Fire Equipment - 4 Year Exess Levy Lincoln County Fire District No. 6 Lincoln County Passed

Yes 71.32%

No 28.68%
Proposition No. 1. The Board of Commissioners of Lincoln County Fire Protection District No. 6 adopted Resolution No. 2011-03 concerning a proposition to finance new fire fighting vehicles, safety equipment, and supplies. Shall a special levy of $100,000.00 be collected in each of four years in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 requiring approximately $1.32 per $1,000.00 of assessed valuation
Fire Services - Single Year Levy Lid Lift Chelan County Fire District No. 6 Chelan County

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Fire Services - M&O - 1 Year Excess Levy Rockford Spokane County Failed

Yes 56.71%

No 43.29%
Proposition No. 1. The Rockford Town Council enacted Resolution 11-4R concerning a proposition to finance 2012 fire protection services. This proposition would authorize the Town to levy an excess property tax in 2012 on all taxable property within the Town of Rockford at an approximate rate of $0.51 per $1,000 of assessed value to raise $12,500 to be used to provide adequate services in 2012. Should this proposition be approved?
Fire Services - M&O - 1 Year Excess Levy Spangle Spokane County Passed

Yes 76.52%

No. 23.48%
Proposition No. 1. The Spangle Town Council enacted ordinance No. 398 concerning a proposition to finance the 2012 fire protection services. This proposition would authorize the Town to levy an excess property tax in 2012 on all taxable property within the Town of Spangle in an approximate rate of $1.50 per $1,000 of assessed value to raise $23,000 to be used to provide adequate fire protection services in 2012. Should this proposition be approved?
Fire Services - M&O - 2 Year Excess Levy Spokane County Fire Protection District No. 8 (City of Spokane Valley Annexed) Spokane County Failed

Yes 50.89%

No 49.11%
Proposition No. 1. The Board of Spokane County Fire Protection District No. 8 adopted Resolution 11-03, authorizing the following proposition to restore a portion of funding lost due to declining property values in order to maintain levels of service and to adequately operate and maintain the District's operations, facilities and emergency medical, rescue and fire services. Shall the District levy a tax upon its taxable property, for maintenance and operations, as authorized by RCW 84.52.130 in the amount of $400,963 per year for two consecutive years beginning in 2011 to be collected in the year following at an initial approximate levy rate of 17 cents per thousand of assessed value (the actual levy rate will be based on assessed values at the time of the levies).
Fire Services - M&O - 2 Year Excess Levy Mason County Fire District No. 5 Mason County Failed

Yes 37.58%

No 62.42%
Maintenance and Operations Excess Property Levy Proposition No. 1. The Board of Commissioners for Mason County Fire Protection District No. 5 adopted Resolution No. 331, concerning a proposition to finance maintenance and operations expenses. This proposition would authorize the District to levy taxes for maintenance and operations in the amount of $2,200,000.00 per year for two consecutive years beginning in 2011 to be collected in the year following at an initial approximate levy rate of $1.00 per $1,000.00 of assessed valuation, as provided by RCW 84.52.130
Fire Services - Single Year Levy Lid Lift Kittitas County Fire District No. 1 Kittitas County

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Building Maintenence and Park Improvements - Single Year Levy Lid Lift Edmonds Snohomish County Failed

Yes 38.05%

No 61.95%
Proposition No. 3, Levy for Building Maintenance and Park Improvements.The Edmonds City Council has passed Ordinance No. 3850 to place before the voters property taxes to fund building maintenance and park improvements.To fund building maintenance and park improvements, this proposition would authorizean increase in the regular property tax rate forcollection in 2012 of 0.08628184 per $1,000 of assessed valuation, for a total regular propertytax rate (if only this proposition passes) of 1.74195331 per $1,000 of assessed valuation.The 2012 levy amount would become the basis upon which levy increases would be computed
Cemetery - Multi-Year Levy Lid Lift Whatcom County Cemetery District No. 1 Whatcom County Failed

Yes 45.37%

No 54.63%
Proposition No. 1, Levy Lid Lift. The Board of Cemetery Commissioners of Cemetery District No. 1, Whatcom County Washington, adopted Resolution No. 01-11 concerning a proposition to restore the District's regular property tax levy. The proposition authorizes the District to restore its regular property tax levy to an amount not to exceed ($.1125) per $1,000.00 of assessed value for collection in 2012 to pay operational cost increases, and set the limit factor at 100% plus the annual percentage change for each of the six years (2012 to 2017). 2016 levy amount will be used to calculate subsequent levy limits
Criminal Justice Services and Cash Reserve Stabilization - Single Year Levy Lid Lift Carnation King County Failed

Yes 46.18%

No 54.63%
Proposition No. 1, Levy for Criminal Justice Services and Cash Reserve Stabilization. The Carnation City Council has passed Resolution No. 366, placing funding for criminal justice services and stabilization of the City's monetary reserves before the voters. This six-year proposition would increase the regular property tax rate for collection in 2012 by $0.61 to $1.90 per $1,000 of assessed valuation. The 2012 levy amount would become the base upon which levy increases would be computed for each of the five succeeding years. The revenue would be used to fund criminal justice services, including police, jail, prosecution, courts, public defender, and domestic violence advocacy, and to help stabilize the City's monetary reserves.
Families and Education Support - Single Year Levy Lid Lift Seattle King County Passed 

Yes 63.94%

No 36.06%
Proposition No. 1, Regular Tax Levy Including Families and Education. The City of Seattle's Proposition concerns renewing and enhancing Education -Support Services to improve academic achievement. This proposition would fund City services, including school readiness, academic achievement in elementary, middle and high school, college/career preparation, and student health and community partnerships as provided in Ordinance 123567. It authorizes regular property taxes above RCW 84.55 limits, allowing additional 2012 collection of up to $32,101,000 (approximately $0.27/$1000 assessed value) and up to $231,562,000 over seven years. In 2012, total City taxes collected would not exceed $3.60 per $1,000 of assessed value.
Fire - Fire Contract - Single Year Levy Lid Lift - Expires if city annexes to fire district Port Townsend Jefferson County Passed

Yes 50.1%

No 49.9%
Proposition No. 1, Fire and Emergency Services Levy Lid Lift. The City Council of the City of Port Townsend has adopted Ordinance 3060A, concerning the City's regular property tax levy. If approved, Proposition [1] would authorize a maximum levy rate for collection in 2012 of $2.4868 per $1,000 assessed value which is an increase of approximately $0.43/$1,000. The increase is restricted to providing for fire protection, prevention and emergency services by contract with East Jefferson Fire Rescue, to match the EJFR's residents' contribution. Increases plus all previously voter-approved increases) will be used in future levy limit calculations, except that this increase expires if the City annexes into EJFR. Should this proposition be: Approved or Rejected
Fire Services - Multi-Year Levy Lid Lift Snohomish County Fire District No. 4 (City of Snohomish Annexed) Snohomish County Passed

Yes 51.16%

No 48.84%
Proposition No. 1. Restoring Property Tax Levy Rate. The Board of Fire Commissioners of Snohomish County Fire Protection District No. 4 adopted Resolution No. 455 to finance fire protection and other services. This proposition would allow the District to restore its regular tax levy rate to its previously authorized limit of $1.50 per $1,000 assessed value in 2012; and authorize an annual increase of up to 6% not to exceed a rate of $1.50) for each of the five succeeding years through 2017, but would not authorize an excess levy.
Fire - Multi-Year Levy Lid Lift Thurston County Fire District No. 3 (City of Lacey Annexed) Thurston County Failed

Yes 47.05%

No 52.95%
Proposition No. 1, Levy Lid Lift. The Board of Fire Commissioners of Fire Protection District No. 3 Thurston County, Washington, Lacey Fire District 3) adopted Resolution No. 812-08-11 concerning a proposition to restore the District's regular property tax levy. The proposition would authorize the District to restore its regular property tax levy to an amount not to exceed $1.50 per $1,000 of assessed value for collection in 2012 to pay increases in operational costs, and set the limit factor at 106% for each of the five succeeding years (2013-2017). The 2017 levy amount will be used to calculate subsequent levy limits.
Fire Services - Single Year Levy Lid Lift Chelan County Fire District No. 6 (Monitor Peshastin ) Chelan County Failed 

Yes 38.96%

No 61.04%
Proposition No. 1. Shall Chelan County Fire Protection District No. 6 be authorized to levy a regular property tax of seventy eight cents ($0.78) per one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) of true and fair valuation, to be levied in 2011, and collected in 2012, with the resulting levy being used for the future levy limit calculations as allowed and authorized under RCW 84.55?
Fire Services - Single Year Levy Lid Lift Kittitas County Fire District No. 1 Kittitas County Failed

Yes 47.22%

No 52.78%
Proposition Authorizing Property Tax Levy. The Board of Commissioners of Kittitas County Fire Protection District No. 1 adopted Resolution 6-15- 11a concerning a proposition to maintain operations and hire fulltime firefighters. If approved, this proposition would establish the District's regular property tax levy at $1.50 per $1,000 of assessed value to be assessed in 2011 and collected in 2012. The funds will finance improved fire protection operations, pay for fulltime paid firefighters and improve emergency medical service levels. The maximum allowable levy in 2011 shall serve as the base for subsequent levy limitations as provided in chapter 84.55 RCW, all as provided in Resolution 6-15-11a.
Parks & Recreation - Swimming Pool - Single Year Levy Lid Lift Waterville Douglas County Passed

Yes 63.27%

No 36.73%
Town of Waterville Special Election Proposition No. 1, Permanent Regular Levy Lid Lift. The Waterville Town Council adopted Resolution No. 2011-05 containing a Proposition that would authorize regular property taxes at the maximum rate of $2.80 per $1,000 of assessed valuation for the year 2012. This is a permanent levy lid lift. For a minimum period of six 6) years, $.50 per $1,000 of the levy increase shall be dedicated to continuing maintenance and operation of the Town's swimming pool. Should this proposition be approved?
Parks, Public Safety & Other - Single Year Levy Lid Lift Edmonds Snohomish County Failed

Yes 42.57%

No 57.43%
Proposition No. 1 Levy to Help Maintain Current Levels of Service in Public Safety, Parks, and Other City Services. The Edmonds City Council has passed Ordinance No. 3848 to place before the voters property taxes to help maintain current levels of service in public safety, parks, and other city services. To help maintain service levels in public safety, parks, and other city services, this proposition would authorize an increase in the regular property tax rate for collection in 2012 of 0.17256368 per $1,000 of assessed valuation, for a total regular property tax rate (if only this proposition passes) of 1.82823515 per $1,000 of assessed valuation. The 2012 levy amount would become the basis upon which levy increases would be computed for 2013 and 2014.
Parks & Recreation - Operations and Capital Improvements - Single Year Levy Lid Lift Connell Franklin County Passed

Yes 61.8%

No 38.2%
Proposition 1. The City of Connell Council adopted Ordinance No. 898 asking voters to increase property taxes to finance parks and recreation operations and facility improvements. This proposition would increase the City's regular property tax levy by $0.40 per $1,000 over the current levy of assessed valuation for collection beginning in 2012 and use the 2012 levy amount to recalculate subsequent levy limits.
Regional Animal Shelter Facility Replacement - Single Year Levy Lid Lift

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Spokane County Spokane County Failed

Yes 43.56%

No 56.44%
Measure No. 1.The Board of Spokane County Commissioners adopted Resolution No. 2011-0679, concerning a proposition to replace the Spokane Regional Animal Protection Shelter. This proposition would increase the regular property tax levy up to 5.8 cents per $1,000 of assessed valuation in 2012 and automatically terminate within 9 years or less unless reauthorized by public vote, be used exclusively to replace the regional animal protection shelter, result in a total authorized regular property tax levy rate of up to $1.298 per $1,000 of assessed valuation for collection in 2012 and adjust the levy thereafter as allowed by chapter 84.55 RCW. Should this proposition be approved?
Street Funding - Street Pavement Overlays - Single Year Levy Lid Lift Edmonds Snohomish County Failed

Yes 41%

No 59%
Proposition No. 2, Levy for Street Pavement Overlays. The Edmonds City Council has passed Ordinance No. 3849 to place before the voters property taxes to fund street pavement overlays. To fund street pavement overlays, this proposition would authorize an increase in the regular property tax rate for collection in 2012 of 0.17256368 per $1,000 of assessed valuation, for a total regular property tax rate if only this proposition passes) of 1.82823515 per $1,000 of assessed valuation. The 2012 levy amount would become the basis upon which levy increases would be computed for 2013 and 2014.
Street Funding - Street Preservation and Repair - Single Year Levy Lid Lift Newport Pend Oreille County Failed

Yes 44.04%

No 55.96%
City of Newport Property Tax Levy Lid Lift Dedicated to Street Preservation and Repair, Proposition No. 1. The Newport City Council adopted Resolution No. 80111 concerning a proposition to increase its regular property tax levy. If approved, this proposition would authorize the City to increase its regular property levy rate from its current level of $1.96 cents to a rate of $2.50 cents per $1,000 of assessed value for collection in 2012 and thereafter, which amount will be used for computing legal limits on levies in subsequent years pursuant to RCW Chapter 84.55, and the additional funds can only be used for street preservation and repair. Should this proposition be: Approved or Rejected?
Street Funding - Street Improvements - Multi-Year Levy Lid Lift Pacific King County and
Pierce County
Failed

King:
Yes 23.52%
No 76.48%

Pierce:
Yes 20.83%
No 79.17%
Proposition No. 1 Levy Lid Lift for Street Improvements. The City Council of the City of Pacific, adopted Resolution No. 1076 concerning a property tax levy increase for street improvements. If approved, this proposition would 1) increase the regular property tax levy above the increase allowed under Ch. 84.55 RCW, to a total rate of $1.66396/$1,000 assessed value for collection in 2012; 2) increase the 2013-2017 maximum permitted levy amounts by inflation measured by CPI); and 3) dedicate the increase to purchasing street repair and improvement materials. This measure expires after 2017
Veterans and Human Services - Single Year Levy Lid Lift Kitsap County Kitsap County Failed

Yes 40.33%

No 59.67%
Proposition No. 1, Veterans and Human Services Levy. The Kitsap County Board of Commissioners approved Resolution Nos. 123-2011 and 124-2011 concerning funding for veterans, health and human services. This proposition would fund Capital Improvements and services that reduce medical costs, homelessness and criminal justice system involvement, with half of the proceeds supporting veterans, military personnel and their families, and the other half supporting other families in need. It would authorize Kitsap County to increase its projected regular property tax levy rate of $1.10 by up to 5 cents per $1,000 of assessed valuation, to $1.15, for collection in 2012, with levy increases in each of the following five years limited as provided by chapter 84.55 RCW. Should this proposition be: (Pursuant to RCW 84.55.050 & BOCC Res. Nos. 123-2011 and 124-2011)
General Maintenance and Operation Levies
M&O - 1 Year Excess Levy - Equipment Rental Fund Farmington Whitman County Failed

Yes 50.79%

No 49.21%
Town of Farmington Proposition No. 3. Shall the Town of Farmington levy a special tax of $5,000, an estimated $0.93 per one thousand dollars of the 2011 assessed valuation, for Special Equipment Fund, for collection in 2012, be approved?
M&O - 1 Year Excess Levy - General Fund Farmington Whitman County Failed

Yes 57.81%

No 42.19%
Town of Farmington Proposition No. 2. Shall the Town of Farmington levy a special tax of $15,000, an estimated $2.40 per $1,000 of the 2011 assessed valuation, for Current Expense Fund, for collection in 2012 be approved?
M&O - 1 Year Excess Levy - Street Maintenance Farmington Whitman County Passed

Yes 66.38%

No 33.62%
Town of Farmington Proposition No. 1. Shall the Town of Farmington levy a special tax of $12,000, an estimated $2.24 per $1,000.00 dollars of the 2011 assessed valuation, for City Street Maintenance Fund, for collection in 2012, be approved?
M&O - 1 Year Excess Levy - Water and Sewer Upgrades St. John Whitman County Passed

Yes 71.56%

No 28.44%
Town of St. John Proposition No. 2. Shall a special tax levy of $65,000.00, an estimated $2.06 or less per one thousand dollars of assessed valuation, be collected in 2012, for water and sewer upgrade and capital improvements for the Town of St. John, be authorized and approved?
M&O - 1 Year Excess Levy Colton Whitman County Passed

Yes 68.79%

No 31.21%
Town of Colton Proposition No. 1 Shall the Town of Colton be authorized to levy additional taxes by an excess levy for collection in 2012 of approximately $1.20 per $1,000.00 of assessed value, to raise the $30,000.00 for General Operations, Improvements of the Town Streets and Water System?
M&O - Hospital District - 1 Year Excess Levy Douglas County Hospital District No.2 Waterville Clinic and Ambulance) Douglas County Passed

Yes 77.1%

No 22.9%
Board of Commissioners adopted Resolution No. 60 on July 20, 2011, containing a proposition to finance maintenance and operation. This proposition would authorize the district to levy excess taxes upon all taxable property within the district in the sum of $65,000, requiring collection of approximately $0.40 per $1,000 of assessed valuation in 2012. Should this proposition be approved?
M&O - Mosquito Control District - 1 Year Excess Levy
See also proposition to form the Mosquito Control District
Waterville Douglas County Passed

Yes 68.09%

No 31.91%
Town of Waterville Special Election Proposition No. 3 Mosquito Control District One Year Waterville Levy. Shall the mosquito control district, if formed, levy a general tax of twenty-five cents $0.25) per thousand dollars of assessed value for one year upon all taxable property within the district in excess of constitutional and/or statutory tax limits for authorized purposes of the district?
Measures Related to Government Organization
Government Organization - Abandonment of Council-Manager Form SeaTac King County Failed

Yes 46.46%

No 53.54%
Proposition No. 1, Change in Plan of Government. Shall the City of SeaTac abandon its present Council-Manager plan of government under which it currently operates under RCW 35A.13 and adopt in its place the Mayor-Council plan of government under the provisions of RCW 35A.12?
Government Organization - Adoption of Council-Manager Form Lynnwood Snohomish County Failed

Yes 43.63%

No 56.37%
Proposition No. 1, Adoption of the Council/Manager Form of Government for the City of Lynnwood Shall the City of Lynnwood adopt the Council/ Manager form of government and abandon the Council/Mayor form of government? The adoption of the Council/Manager form of government would not affect the City?s eligibility to be governed under Title 35A of the Revised Code of Washington.
Government Organization - Increase Commissioners Snohomish County Fire District No. 24 Snohomish County Passed

Yes 65.73%

No 34.27%
Proposition No. 1. Shall the Board of Commissioners of Snohomish County Fire Protection District No. 24 be increased from three members to five members?
Government Organization - Adoption of Council-Manager Form Liberty Lake Spokane County Failed

Yes 29.49%

No 70.51%
City of Liberty Lake Proposition No. 1 concerns the adoption of the Council-Manager form of government within the City of Liberty Lake. The adoption of this measure would not affect the City?s eligibility to be governed under Title 35A RCW, but would replace the present Mayor-Council form of government with the Council-Manager form, effectively replacing the Mayor with a City Manager. Shall the City of Liberty Lake adopt a Council-Manager form of government?
Government Organization - Elimination of Commissioner Districts - Elected At Large Grant County Port District No. 5 Grant County Passed

Yes 60.55%

No 39.45%
Shall Grant County Port District No. 5, which is currently divided into three (3) separate commissioner districts, cease using the three (3) commissioner districts so as to permit the election of three (3) commissioners At Large, from anywhere within the district boundaries? All as provided in Resolution No. 2011-2. Should this proposition be approved?
Government Organization - Create Salary Commission Whatcom County Whatcom County Passed

Yes 60.95%

No 39.05%
Charter Amendment No. 1 Submitted by the (County Council) Salary Commission. The Whatcom County Council has proposed an amendment to the Whatcom County Charter concerning establishment of an independent salary commission. This measure would establish an independent salary commission to fix the compensation of Whatcom County elected officials, subject to a referendum by the people.
Government Organization - Frame Home Rule Charter Yakima County Yakima County Failed

Yes 33.33%

No 66.67%
Proposition No. 1. Proposition No. 1 concerns a proposal to frame a home rule charter for Yakima County. If approved, a board of fifteen 15) freeholders would be elected for the purpose of drafting a home rule charter for submission to the voters of Yakima County to adopt or reject pursuant to Article XI, Section 4, of the Washington State Constitution. Should this proposition be approved?
Government Organization - Increase Commissioners King County Fire Protection District No. 28 (Enumclaw Annexed) King County Failed

Yes 46.94%

No 53.06%
Proposition No. 1, Increasing Number of Commissioners. Shall the board of commissioners of King County Fire Protection District No. 28 be increased from three members to five members?
Government Organization - Reduction in Councilmembers Bremerton Kitsap County Passed

Yes 70.18%

No 29.82%
Proposition No. 1, Proposed Charter Amendment to Reduce the Size of City Council. The Bremerton City Council adopted Resolution No. 3139, approving a proposition to be sent to the voters to amend the Bremerton City Charter reducing the size of the City Council. If approved, this proposition amends the City Charter reducing the number of Council members and Council districts from nine to seven, and makes other related changes. Council members elected in 2011 to represent current Council districts will serve two year terms. In 2013, the seven new Council districts, as redistricted, will elect new Council members. These Council members will initially serve staggered terms beginning in 2014. Thereafter, all Council members shall serve four year terms.
Measures to Create New Special Purpose Governments
New Governments - Mosquito Control District (MCD)
See also MCD levy

MRSC Page on Mosquito Control Districts
Waterville Douglas County Passed

Yes 78.66%

No 21.34%
Town of Waterville Special Election Proposition No. 2 Mosquito Control District Formation. Shall a mosquito control district be established for the area described in Resolution No. CE 11-38B adopted on August 8, 2011, by the Board of County Commissioners?
New Governments - Port District Kitsap County Kitsap County Failed

Yes 29.59%

No 74.41%
Proposition 1. Port of Bainbridge The Kitsap County Board of Commissioners adopted Resolution No. 110-2011 concerning formation of the Port of Bainbridge Island. If approved, this proposition would form the Port of Bainbridge Island, with boundaries coextensive with those of the City of Bainbridge Island and governed by a five-member Port Commission with members elected at large. Should the Port of Bainbridge Island be formed? Pursuant to RCW 53.04.023 & BOCC Res. No. 110-2011)
New Governments - Port District Lewis County Lewis County Failed

Yes 37.21%

No 62.79%
Port of Winlock Formation. This measure proposes the formation of a port district to be known as the Port of Winlock with the same boundaries as Winlock School District No. 232 and a board consisting of three port commissioners elected at large. Should the Port of Winlock be created?
Measures to Fund Parks and Recreation
Parks & Recreation - 1 Year M&O Excess Levy Endicott Whitman County Passed

Yes 61.4%

No 38.6%
Proposition No. 2. Shall the Town of Endicott be authorized to impose a special tax levy in 2011 for collection in 2012 of $7,000.00 for City Park Maintenance?
Parks & Recreation - M&O Swimming Pool - 1 Year Excess Levy Palouse Whitman County Passed

Yes 70.45%

No 29.55%
City of Palouse Proposition No. 2. For the purpose of funding the operation and maintenance of the swimming pool, the City Council of the City of Palouse proposes, pursuant to RCW 84.52.052, to impose an excess property tax levy upon all taxable property within the City in the amount of $28,000.00 an estimated $0.58 per $1,000.00, of assessed value in the year 2011 for collection in 2012, as provided by Resolution 2011-07
Parks & Recreation - 6 Year Regular Levy Island County North Whidbey Park and Recreation District (Oak Harbor Included) Island County Passed

Yes 63.17%

No 36.83%
Recreation Program Operation and Maintenance Levy Will the North Whidbey Park and Recreation District be authorized to impose regular property tax levies, to follow an expiring levy, of seventeen cents $0.17) or less per thousand dollars of assessed valuation for each of six consecutive years commencing in 2011, for collection in the years 2012 through 2017, to pay a portion of the District's operating and maintenance expenses, all as provided in District Resolution 11-02?
Parks & Recreation - M&O - 1 Year Excess Levy Spokane County Rosalia Park & Recreation District No. 5 Spokane County
and Whitman County
Passed
Combined total: Yes 60.85%

Spokane:
Yes 42.11%
No 57.89%

Whitman:
Yes 61.68%
No 38.32%
Proposition No. 1. Shall Rosalia Park & Recreation District No.5 be authorized to impose a special tax levy of $48,455, an estimated $0.47 or less per one thousand dollars of assessed valuation to be collected in 2012 for the maintaining and operations of its Recreation Facilities?
Parks & Recreation - Development and Operations - 6 Year Regular Levy Stevens County Lake Spokane Parks and Recreation District Stevens County Failed

Yes 30.52%

No 68.48%
Development and Operation Levy. The commissioners of the Stevens County Lake Spokane Parks and Recreation District adopted Resolution No. 2011-1 concerning a proposition to finance initial development and operation expenses. This proposition would authorize the District to levy the following excess taxes upon all taxable property within the District to construct roads, water, power, basic infrastructure and apply for grants to leverage funds for park development and operation expenses. Approximate Levy Collection Years Rate/$1000 Assessed Value Levy Amount 2012 $0.30 $132,000 2013 $0.30 $132,000 2014 $0.30 $132,000 2015 $0.30 $132,00 2016 $0.30 $132,000 2017 $0.30 $132,000 All as provided in Resolution No. 2011-1.
Parks & Recreation - 6 Year Regular Levy Whatcom County Northwest Park and Recreation District No. 2 (Includes Blaine) Whatcom County Failed

Yes 56.72%

No 43.28%
Proposition No. 1 Northwest Park and Recreation DistrictNo. 2 Levy. The Board of Commissioners of Northwest Park and Recreation District No. 2 adopted Resolution No. 2011-01 concerning a proposition to impose a property tax levy of $0.10 per $1,000.00 of assessed valuation for a six 6) year period 2012-2017) to fund staffing, operations, maintenance and capital improvements in order to provide programs, an activity center and park and recreational improvements for people of all ages in the greater Blaine-Birch Bay area.
Parks & Recreation - 6 Year Regular Levy Whatcom County Point Roberts Park and Recreation District No.1 Whatcom County Passed

Yes 77.31%

No 22.69%
Proposition No. 1. Shall a tax, of approximately $0.084065 cents per thousand dollars of assessed valuation based on 100% of true and fair value) to provide $49,500 forty-nine thousand five hundred dollars) for operation and maintenance purposes be levied for the Point Roberts Park and Recreation District No. 1 in 2011 for collection in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 upon all taxable property within the District, all as specified in Point Roberts Park and Recreation District No. 1, Resolution One
Parks & Recreation - M&O - 1 Year Excess Levy Whitman County Oakesdale Park & Recreation District No. 4 (Includes Oaksdale) Whitman County Passed

Yes 62.65%

No 37.36%
Proposition No. 1. Shall the Oakesdale Park & Recreation District No.4 be authorized to impose a special levy tax of $67,000, an estimated $0.82 per thousand dollars of assessed valuation, to be collected in 2012 for the purpose of operating, maintaining and improving its recreational facilities?
Parks & Recreation - Swimming Pool - 1 Year Excess Levy Whitman County Lacrosse Park & Recreation No.1 (Includes Town of LaCrosse) Whitman County Passed

Yes 74.7%

No 25.3%
Proposition No. 1.Shall a special levy of $35,000.00 as estimated $ .26 per $1,000.00 of assessed valuation, for the Operation and Maintenance of the Swimming Pool, be approved for collection in 2012?
Swimming Pool - Excess levy Whitman County St. John Park & Recreation District No. 3 (Includes the Town of St. John) Whitman County Passed

Yes 78.28%

No 21.72%
Proposition No. 1. Shall a special tax levy of $35,000, an estimated $ .22 per one thousand dollars of assessed valuation, for the operating fund, swimming pool, capital outlay, and/or cumulative reserve for St. John Park & Recreation District No. 3 be approved?
Park & Recreation - M&O - 2 Year Excess Levy Yakima County Naches Park & Recreation District Yakima County Passed

Yes 62.54%

No 37.46%
Proposition No.1, Special Levy. The Commissioners of the Naches Park and Recreation District adopted Resolution 2011-09 concerning a proposition to finance the general operating and equipment expenses of the District. This proposition would authorize the district to levy $95,000 in excess property taxes (approximately $.58 per $1,000 of assessed valuation) to be collected in 2012 and again in 2013 to meetgeneral operating and equipment expenses.
Parks & Recreation - 3 Year Regular Property Tax Chelan County Manson Park and Recreation District Chelan County Failed

Yes 53.02%

No 46.98%
Proposition No. 1. Will the Manson Parks and Recreation District be authorized to impose regular property tax levies of $.25 or less per thousand dollars of assessed valuation for each of three consecutive years.
Parks & Recreation - M&O - 1 Year Excess Levy King County Si View Metropolitan Park District Includes City of North Bend) King County Passed

Yes 75.47%

No 24.53%
Proposition No. 2, One-Year Operations and Maintenance Levy. The Board of Directors of the Si View Metropolitan Park District adopted Resolution No. 2011-03 concerning a proposition for basic safety, maintenance and operations. This proposition would maintain current operations, facilities and programs, including the Si View Community Center and Pool, parks, playfields, playgrounds, sports programs, trails, adult programming, summer camps, and after-school recreation programs for youth and teens, by authorizing the District to levy a one-year excess property tax levy on all taxable property within the District at an approximate rate of $0.21/$1,000 of assessed value to provide $462,000, to be collected in 2012.
Parks & Recreation - M&O - 1 Year Excess Levy Columbia County and Walla Walla County (Prescott Included) Columbia County
and
Walla Walla County
Passed
Combined Total: Yes 61.69%

Columbia:
Yes 50%
No 50%

Walla Walla:
Yes 61.89%
No 38.11%
Prescott Joint Park and Recreation District Maintenance and operation.The Board of Commissioners of the Prescott Joint Park and Recreation District adopted Resolution No. 7-27-11B, concerning a proposition to finance maintenance and operation expenses.This proposition would authorize the District to levy the following excess taxes upon all taxable property within the District, for support of the District's maintenance and operation expenses for 2012. Approximate Levy Rate/$1000 Levy/Collection Years 2011/2012, Assessed Value $0.48, Levy Amount $110,000 all as provided in Resolution No. 7-27- 11B.
Parks & Recreation - M&O - 1 Year Levy Whitman County Tekoa Park & Recreation District No.6 (Includes Town of Tekoa) Whitman County Passed

Yes 63.46%

No 36.54%
Proposition No. 1. Shall the Tekoa Park & Recreation District No.6 levy a maintenance and operation tax in the amount of $85,000.00, an estimated $1.56 per one thousand dollars of assessed valuation, for collection in 2012, for the annual and normal operation and maintenance of the Tekoa Parks and pool?
Measures to Fund Street Maintenance and Improvements
Street Funding - Street Preservation and Repair - Single Year Levy Lid Lift Newport Pend Oreille County

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Street Funding - Street Improvements - Multi-Year Levy Lid Lift Pacific Pierce County

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Street Funding - M&O - 1 Year Excess Levy St. John Whitman County Passed

Yes 66.21%

No 33.79%
Town of St. John Proposition No. 1. Shall a special tax levy of $55,000.00, an estimated $1.74 or less per one thousand dollars of assessed valuation, be collected in 2012, for street improvements and maintenance for the town of St. John, be authorized and approved?
Street Funding - M&O - 1 Year Excess Levy Tekoa Whitman County Passed

Yes 67.2%

No 32.8%
City of Tekoa Proposition No. 1. Shall the City of Tekoa levy a special tax in the amount of $50,000.00, an estimated $2.19 per one thousand dollars of assessed valuation, for collection in 2012, for operation and maintenance in the Street Department?
Street Funding - Street Improvements and Street Oiling - 1 Year Excess Levy Palouse Whitman County Passed

Yes 60.97%

No 39.03%
City of Palouse Proposition No. 1. For the purpose of funding street improvements and street oiling, the City Council of the City of Palouse proposes, pursuant to RCW 84.52.052, to impose an excess property tax levy upon all taxable property within the City in the amount of $40,000.00, an estimated $0.83 per $1,000.00, of assessed value in the year 2011 for collection in 2012, as provided in Resolution 2011-06. Should this proposition be approved?
Street Funding - Street Work and Maintenance - 1 Year Excess Levy Endicott Whitman County Passed

Yes 66.38%

No 33.62%
Town of Endicott Proposition No. 1. Shall the Town of Endicott be authorized to impose a special tax levy in 2011 for collection in 2012 of $20,000 for Street Work and Maintenance?
Measures to Fund Transportation and Transportation Improvements
Public Transportation Benefit Area (PTBA) - M &O - 0.2 % Sales Tax Increase Clark County Public Transportation Benefit Area Authority C-Tran) Clark County Passed

Yes 53.93%

No 46.07%
Proposition No. 1. C-Tran, Clark County Public Transportation Benefit Area Authority, in adopting Resolution BR 11-004, authorizes a proposition to increase the sales and use tax by 0.2 percent, or two pennies on a ten dollar purchase, to preserve C-TRAN local fixed route, limited, commuter and Connector service in the City of Vancouver and its 2005 Urban Growth Boundary, and the city limits only of Camas, Washougal, Battle Ground, La Center, Ridgefield, and the town of Yacolt; and to meet the current and projected growth for Paratransit service, C-VAN.
Transportation Benefit District (TBD) - Transportation Improvements - $60 increase in Vehicle License Fee

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Seattle King County Failed

Yes 43.88%

No 56.12%
Proposition No. 1 Increased Vehicle License Fee. The Seattle Transportation Benefit District's Proposition No. 1 concerns an increased Vehicle License Fee for transportation improvements. If approved, this proposition would fund transportation facilities and services benefitting the City of Seattle, including: transportation system repairs, maintenance and safety improvements; transit improvements to increase speed, reliability and access; and pedestrian, bicycle and freight mobility programs, all as provided in STBD Resolution No. 5. It would authorize a $60 increase in the Vehicle License Fee beginning in 2012, allowing collection of approximately $20.4 million annually for ten years. Should this proposition be approved?
Transportation Benefit District (TBD) - Transportation Improvements - Sales Tax 0.2%

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King County North Bend Transportation Benefit District No. 1 (Includes North Bend) King County Passed

Yes 60.53%

No 39.47%
Proposition No. 1 Sales and Use Tax for Transportation Improvements. The Board of North Bend Transportation Benefit District No. 1 has adopted Resolution No. 01-2011 concerning a proposition to finance transportation improvements. This proposition would authorize a sales and use tax at a rate of two-tenths of one percent (.2%) of the selling price in the case of a sales tax, or value of article used in the case of a use tax, for a period not exceeding 10 years, and dedicate that tax to repaying North Bend Transportation Benefit District No. 1 indebtedness incurred to finance street and related improvements specified in Resolution No. 01-2011. Should this proposition be approved?
Footnotes

1. County election results are certified on November 29, 2011.

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