Parks Levy Headed for Approval in Seattle's King County
"An $810 million King County Parks levy was headed toward approval Tuesday, with 67% of voters approving the new funding," reports Paige Cornwell.
"The six-year levy would pay for the maintenance and upkeep of King County’s 200 parks, 175 miles of trails and 28,000 acres of open space," adds Cornwell.
"The largest portion —$319 million, about 40% of the funding — would go toward parks, trails and open-space maintenance. The second-largest segment — $193 million, about a quarter of the levy — would pay for programs focused on parks and recreation accessibility."
Voters last approved the levy in 2013 with 70 percent support.