Kirkland City Park Levy Increase (November 2012)

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A Kirkland City Park Levy Increase measure was on the November 6, 2012 ballot in the city of Kirkland, which is in King County, where it was approved.

This measure sought to increase the current city levy by a rate of $.16 per $1,000 of assessed value for an ongoing amount of time in order to further pay for maintenance and operational costs of the parks in the city as well as capital improvement projects for the parks.[1][2]

Election results

Kirkland City Prop. 2
Approveda Yes 17,552 57.35%

Election results from King County, Current Election Results.

Text of measure

Language on the ballot:

The Kirkland City Council adopted Ordinance No. 4365 concerning a proposition for a park levy rate increase. To restore and enhance funding for park maintenance and beach lifeguards, to maintain, renovate, and enhance docks, park facilities, trails and playfields and to acquire parkland and open space, the City’s regular property tax levy base shall be increased permanently by $.16 per $1,000 of assessed value for collection beginning in 2013 and such amount shall be used for the purpose of computing the limitations for subsequent levies provided under RCW ch. 84.55. Should this proposition be:



See also


  1. Kirkland Reporter, "Kirkland Council moves forward with street, parks measures for November ballot," July 5, 2012
  2. 2.0 2.1 King County Elections, List of Propositions
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.