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Thank you for your strong support of Proposition 1.
You are investing in your local community and keeping tax dollars here. Proposition 1 restores approximately half of Si View’s current funding levels for 2014 providing the financial resources necessary to operate diverse recreation programs and to maintain Si View Community Center, Park and Pool.
Thank you for your continued strong support of Si View!
Dear citizens of Si View Metropolitan Park District,
 
For the past two years, you, the district voters, have shown overwhelming support at the ballot box by protecting Si view from severe cuts and closure. These ballot measures were necessary due to a combination of the economy and state mandated formulas and we are thankful for your support.
 
Last year Proposition 1 renewed aone-year operations and maintenance levy to restore funding to a 2011 & 2012 levels. That levy is now expiring. Without restoring the levy for one0year, Si view faces significant reductions in operations for 2014 including Si view community Center, parks, pool and recreation programs. The projected reduction in funding without levy renewal amounts to over $540,000 or 52% less revenus than in 2013.
The Facts and Information contained here are intended to heolop you, the voters of Si VIew Metropolitan Park Districk, make an informed decision about Proposition 1. We cannot tell you how to vote, but we can encourage you to VOTE on the future of Si View,
 
Sincerely,
 
Travis Stombaugh
Executive Director
Proposition 1, November 2013
Facts and Information about Proposition 1, November 2013

60% Voter Approval Required for Passage

November 5, 2013
Proposition 1 - One-year Operations and Maintenance Levy

Proposition 1 is not a tax increase – it would renew Si View’s current levy for one year. Proposition 1 would keep Si View Community Center, parks, pool, and over 300 recreation programs operating by restoring Si View’s existing levy in the amount of 28 cents/$1000 of assessed value for one-year, maximum length allowed by law.

In 2011 voters protected a portion of the levy for six years (25 cents/$1000 of assessed value) from being automatically re-allocated to other taxing districts in King County. Proposition 1 is a one-year Operations & Maintenance Levy that would restore the remaining portion of 2012 and 2013-level funding (28 cents/$1000 of assessed value). Without restoring the levy, Si View faces significant reductions in operations for 2014 including Si View Community Center, parks, pool and recreation programs. The projected reduction in funding without levy renewal amounts to over $540,000 or 52% less revenue than in 2013.

The levy does not include capital projects. Recent Si View Community Center Restoration and Si View Park Improvement Projects were fully financed by voter approved bonds from 2010 and grant funds from a King County Youth Sports Facilities Grant.

Proposition 1: Not a Tax Increase Measures Would Restore Existing 2013-level Funding for Si View

$1.02 million
2013 Operation Funding
2013 EXISTING
Level of Funding
For day-to-day Operations and on-going Maintenance of Si View Community Center, parks, pool, playgrounds & playfields and 300+ youth and adult recreation/sports programs, summer camps, and community events including Farmers Market, Summer Concerts, Family Nights, Halloween Haunted House, Holiday Bazaar, Festival at Mt. Si.
$1.02 million
2014 Operation Funding
If Voters APPROVE
Prop 1

Protected portion of Si View's current levy from being re-allocated to other taxing districts in King County. Approved by voters in 2011.
.25 cents / $1000

Existing levy remaining for Si View after re-allocation to other districts in King County.
+ .00 cents / $1000

Prop. 1 - One-year Operations levy restores remaining amount of 2013 funding that will otherwise be cut.
+ .28 cents / $1000
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=$1.02 m. Funding
(If passed, total 2014 same as 2012 & 2013)
= .53 cents / $1000

$ 0.48 million ($481,872)
2014 Operations Funding
If Voters REJECT
Prop. 1
Existing levy remaining for Si View (approx. 48% of current funding). Result: $481,872 = 52% cut from current Operations and Maintenance funding.
.25 cents / $1000
DETAILS:
•  Levy and Funding Breakdown
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For Proposition 1 there are two different scenarios for voter approval. If at least 60% of the voters vote "yes" with a voter turnout of more then 40% of the number of people voting in the last general election, the measure passes. However, if the voter turnout is 40 percent or less of the number voting in the last general election, all is not lost. In that case, as long as the number of "yes" votes is equal to at least 60% times 40% of the number of people voting in the last general election, the measure will pass.
Tax Exemptions for Seniors & Disabled:
Homeowners age 61 or over, or those permanently retired due to disability, may qualify for a complete exemption from all local voter-approved property taxes, including all school bond and levy taxes. In addition, the assessed value of one's home is frozen at the time they qualify. To learn if you qualify and how to apply, call the King County Assessor's Office at 206-296-3920, or visit their website by clicking here.