Edmonds City Public Safety Levy Increase (November 2011)

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AnEdmonds City Public Safety Levy Increase measure was on the November 8, 2011 ballot in the city of Edmonds which is in Snohomish County.

This measure was defeated

  • YES 6,377 (42.45%)
  • NO 8,647 (57.55%)Defeatedd[1]

This measure sought to increase the current public safety levy to a rate of $1.82 per $1,000 of assessed property value for a period of three years in order to further pay for public safety and other city services.[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

The Edmonds City Council has passed Ordinance No. 3848 to place before the voters property taxes to help maintain current levels of service in public safety, parks, and other city services.

To help maintain service levels in public safety, parks, and other city services, this proposition would authorize an increase in the regular property tax rate for collection in 2012 of 0.17256368 per $1,000 of assessed valuation, for a total regular property tax rate (if only this proposition passes) of 1.82823515 per $1,000 of assessed valuation. The 2012 levy amount would become the basis upon which levy increases would be computed for 2013 and 2014.[3]


  1. Snohomish County Elections, Current Election Results
  2. The Weekly Herald, "State and local measures on the Nov. 8 ballot," September 15, 2011
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.