Edmonds, Everett, Granite Falls, Marysville & Northshore School District Levy Increases, 5 (August 2010)

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Five School District Levy Increase measure were on the August 17, 2010 ballot in the school districts of Edmonds, Everett, Granite Falls, Marysville and Northshore which are all in Snohomish County.

All five school districts were seeking levy increase due to a reduction in state funding and a new law that raises the local property tax level by 4 percent.

The Edmonds school district measure was a four-year levy at a rate of 31 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value and will be in place for two years then the rate will be reduced to 30 cents per $1,000 of assessed value for the remaining two years. The proposed increase will raise around $7 million a year and on average would cost homeowners an additional $93 a year in taxes.

  • YES 17,578 (54.07%)Approveda
  • NO 14,930 (45.93%)

The Everett school district measure was a four-year levy that will have a rate oft 25 cents per $1,000 of assessed value for the first year and then will drop to 23 cents per $1,000 of assessed value for the last year. The tax was estimated to be able to raise around $4 million a year and would cost the average homeowner an extra $75 per year on property taxes.

  • YES 11,968 (50.19%)Approveda
  • NO 11,878 (49.81%)

The Granite Falls school district measure would have been a two-year levy set at a rate of 35 cents per $1,000 of assessed value for the first year and then be reduced to 34 cents per $1,000 of assessed value the second year. The tax was expected to raise around $550,000 for the first year and around $585,000 for the second year, and average homeowner would have paid an additional $105 in taxes per year.

  • YES 1,174 (44.34%)
  • NO 1,474 (55.66%)Defeatedd

The Marysville school district measure would have been a four-year levy at a rate of 20 cents per $1,000 of assessed value and would have raised around $1.5 million a year with an additional tax on an average home of $60 a year.

  • YES 5,285 (41.7%)
  • NO 7,389 (58.3%)Defeatedd

The Northshore school district measure was a four-year levy at a rate of 20 cents per $1,000 of assessed value for the first year and then will be reduced to 10 cents per $1,000 of assessed value in the second year and then raised to 11 cents per $1,000 of assessed value in the last two years. The tax will raise between $2.3 million and $4.5 million throughought the four year period and will cost an average homeowner $60 a year in additional property taxes.[1]

  • YES4,937 (51.73%)Approveda
  • NO 4,606 (48.27%)[2]

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