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King County Veteran Services Levy Renewal (August 2011)

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A King County Veteran Services Levy Renewal measure was on the August 16, 2011 ballot in King County.

This measure was approved

  • YES 134,509 (66.25%)Approveda
  • NO 68,534 (33.75%)[1]

This measure sought to renew the current Veterans levy which is set to expire. The levy is set at a rate of $.05 per $1,000 of assessed property value and will be renewed for another six years. The current money goes towards veterans and human services offered in the county and since it was renewed half the funds will go to one organization and the other half to the other organization. The Council voted unanimously to put this measure on the ballot, seeing it as not an increase but just a renewal to ensure the county can support these services which have helped residents over the past six years.[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

The King County council has passed Ordinance No. 17072 concerning funding for regional veterans, health, and human services. This proposition would replace an expiring levy and fund capital facilities and services that reduce medical costs, homelessness, and criminal justice system involvement with half of proceeds supporting veterans and their families. It would authorize King County to levy an additional property tax of 5 cents per $1,000 of assessed valuation for collection in 2012 and authorize annual increases by the percentage increase in the consumer price index or 1%, whichever is greater, with a maximum increase of 3%, for the five succeeding years.[3][4]

Additional reading


  1. King County Elections, August Election Results
  2. Issaquah Press, "King County Council places veterans levy on August ballot," May 2, 2011
  3. King County Elections, County Proposal
  4. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.