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Parks Levy Headed for Approval in Seattle's King County

King County, Seattle spends 80 of its parks operating budget with money generated from a levy imposed on homeowners. After approving the levy most recently in 2013, voters are supporting it again this week.
August 7, 2019, 12pm PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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A trail in Coal Creek Park.
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"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.

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Published on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 in The Seattle Times
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