Proposition 1 renews Si View Metropolitan Park District’s levy protection which was passed by voters in 2011. Without protection, the existing levy will be re-allocated to other taxing districts within King County in accordance with a statutory formula. This re-allocation process is known as prorationing. The District’s existing levy maintains basic safety, current operations and District facilities and programs, including the Si View Community Center and Pool, parks, playfields, playgrounds, trails, recreation programs for youth, teens and adults, and community events.
If passed by voters, Proposition 1 would protect the District’s existing levy for six years from prorationing to preserve current funding and services for basic safety, operations, maintenance of facilities and recreational programs. Passage of Proposition 1 would protect $0.25 of the District’s existing regular tax levy from prorationing for a period of six years beginning in 2018 and is not a new tax increase.
If Proposition 1 is not passed by voters, the District will incur a projected 15% decrease from its current funding and would be required to make cuts in operations, recreational programs, basic safety, operations and maintenance of Si View Community Center and Pool, Torguson Park, Tollgate Park and other District maintained facilities.
Proposition 1 is not a new tax increase. It renews Si View’s current levy protection for six years beginning in 2018.