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$738 Million Parks Levy on the Ballot for Seattle Area Voters

King County, Washington voters will vote on a parks levy reauthorization in August—at stake is $738 million over the six years to fund improvements to the Seattle area's parks, trails, and open space.
February 25, 2019, 10am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Stephen Fesler reports after King County Executive Dow Constantine revealed his plan for the reauthorization of the Seattle Parks Levy by highlighting the potential of the levy to fund park access and expansion, as well as protection for rivers, forests, and farms.

"According to the Executive’s Office, the parks proposal would make investments to expand and improve access to 200 parks, 175 miles, and 28,000 acres of open space," explains Fesler.

Fesler provides a complete accounting of the projects on Constantine's list, and also digs deeper into the details of some of the "big ticket items."

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Published on Friday, February 22, 2019 in The Urbanist
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