Ocean Shores City Library Levy Increase (April 2012)

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An Ocean Shores City Library Levy Increase measure was on the April 17, 2012 ballot in the city of Ocean Shores which is in Grays Harbor County.

This measure was defeated

  • YES 796 (48.83%)
  • NO 834 (51.17%)Defeatedd[1]

This measure sought to increase the current library levy to one set at a rate of $2.63 per $1,000 of assessed value for one year in order to continue to pay for library operational needs.[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

The City Council of the City of Ocean Shores adopted Resolution No. 663 concerning property taxes to support the City library. This proposition would permit the City to increase its regular property tax levy by $0.287 per $1,000 of assessed valuation to replace an expiring library levy lid lift, resulting in a regular property tax levy of $2.637 per $1,000 for collection in 2013 ($3.137 per $1,000 if proposition two also is approved). These levy amounts would also be used to compute the City's levy limits for 2014 as allowed by Chapter 84.55 RCW.[3]


  1. Grays Harbor county Elections, Current Election Results
  2. Grays Harbor County Elections, Online Voters Guide (dead link)
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.