Central Whidbey Island Fire District Levy Increase (February 2012)

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A Central Whidbey Island Fire District Levy Increase measure was on the February 14, 2012 ballot in the Central Whidbey Island fire district area which is in Island County.

This measure was approved

  • YES 1,689 (56.38%)Approveda
  • NO 1,307 (43.62%)[1]

This measure sought to increase the current district levy to a rate of $1.34 per $1,000 of assessed property value for a continuing period of time in order to further pay for district protection services.[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

The Board of Fire Commissioners of Central Whidbey Island Fire & Rescue, a fire protection district, adopted Resolution No. 11-03 concerning a proposal to increase its regular property tax levy. If approved, this proposition would authorize the District to exceed the 1% property tax increase limitation by increasing the levy rate from approximately $1.00 to $1.34 per $1,000 of assessed valuation for the District's 2012 regular property tax levy for collection in 2013, subject to any otherwise applicable dollar rate limitations. Thereafter, that levy amount would be used to compute dollar levy limitations for subsequent years as allowed by chapter 84.55 RCW. Should this proposition be approved. [] Yes [] No[3]


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