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Mercer Island City Fire Bond Measure (November 2012)

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A Mercer Island City Fire Bond Measure was on the November 6, 2012 ballot in the city of Mercer Island, which is in King County, where it was approved.

This measure sought to issue a bond in the amount of $5.2 million and increase the current levy by a rate of $.08 per $1,000 of assessed value for a period of nine years in order to help pay for replace a fire station as well as help purchase new fire truck. The City Council voted 6-1 to place the measure on the November ballot. Those in favor of the bond stated that the fire station is old and is not up to current codes.[1]

Election results

Mercer Island City Prop. 1
Approveda Yes 6,305 56.46%

Election results from King County, Current Election Results.

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

The City Council of the City of Mercer Island adopted Ordinance No. 12-04 concerning property taxes for a fire station and fire apparatus. This proposition increases the City’s regular property tax levy by up to $.0861$ 1,000 (averaging approximately $662,000/year) to a total maximum rate of $1.517/$1,000 of assessed valuation for collection in 2013, and increases the levy as permitted in RCW 84.55 for eight years thereafter, to pay, or pay debt service on approximately $5.2 million of bonds and obligations issued to finance, costs of constructing, equipping, and acquiring a fire station and fire apparatus.[2][3]


  1. Mercer Island Patch, "Fire Station and Fire Rescue Truck Ballot Measure Approved for November Election," August 16, 2012
  2. Mercer Island Government, City Ordinance
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.