Everett City Medical Services Levy Increase (April 2010)

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AnEverett City Medical Services Levy Increase measure was on the April 27, 2010 ballot in the city of Everett which is in Snohomish County.

This measure was approved

  • YES 9,035 (66.6%)Approveda
  • NO 4,531 (33.4%)[1]

This measure sought to lift the levy limit that was put in place on taxes for emergency medical purposes and raise the tax by $.50 per $1,000 of assessed property value in the district. The money will be used to fund services offered.

Text of Measure

The text of the measure reads as follows:

Emergency Medical Services Levy Lid Lift

The City of Everett City Council has adopted Ordinance No. 3171-10 to place a levy lid lift for the emergency medical services property tax levy before the voters.
For the continued funding of emergency medical care and services, including paramedic services, this proposition would allow the City to increase its emergency medical services property tax levy capacity up to the previously authorized rate of fifty cents ($0.50) per one thousand ($1,000) assessed valuation in 2011, and increase the levy each year thereafter as allowed by Chapter 84.55 RCW.

Should this proposition be approved?[2]