Newport City Street Levy Increase (November 2011)

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A Newport City Street Levy Increase measure was on the November 8, 2011 ballot in the city of Newport which is in Pend Oreille County.

This measure was defeated

  • YES 243 (43.94%)
  • NO 310 (56.06%)Defeatedd[1]

This measure sought to increase the current street levy to one set at a rate of $2.50 per $1,000 of assessed property value for a continuing period of time in order to further pay for street preservation and repair projects in the city.[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

PROPOSITION NO. 1 CITY OF NEWPORT PROPERTY TAX LEVY LID LIFT DEDICATED TO STREET PRESERVATION AND REPAIR. The Newport City Council adopted Resolution No. 80111 concerning a proposition to increase its regular property tax levy. If approved, this proposition would authorize the City to increase its regular property levy rate from its current level of $1.96 cents to a rate of $2.50 cents per $1,000 of assessed value for collection in 2012 and thereafter, which amount will be used for computing legal limits on levies in subsequent years pursuant to RCW Chapter 84.55, and the additional funds can only be used for street preservation and repair.[3]

References

  1. Pend Oreille County Elections, Current Election Results
  2. Pend Oreille County Elections, Online Voter's Guide
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.