Sammamish City Non-Binding YMCA Facility Question (November 2012)

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A Sammamish City Non-Binding YMCA Facility Question was on the November 6, 2012 ballot in the city of Sammamish, which is in King County, where it was approved.

This measure sought to ask residents if they would like the city to go ahead with the proposed YMCA facility project in the city. Since the question is non-binding, the council will ultimately decide the fate of the project. The proposed project would see a new facility built by the city and run by the YMCA which would cost around $30 million and would include an indoor pool, workout equipment, basketball courts and meeting rooms for community events. City residents would also get a discounted membership fee to the facility.[1]

Election results

Sammamish City Prop. 1
Approveda Yes 9,318 52.32%

Election results from King County, Current Election Results.

Text of measure

Language on the ballot:

The City Council of the City of Sammamish has passed Resolution No. R2012-500 concerning an advisory vote on the development of a multi-purpose community center. If approved, this advisory vote would indicate voter approval for the development of a multi-purpose community center, operated by a non-profit entity experienced with recreational facilities, as deemed advisable by City Council. The estimated development cost is $30 million, and at least $5 million is expected to come from the non-profit entity and the remainder from available City money. No new taxes are expected to be levied to pay for operations, maintenance or construction costs.

Should this proposition be approved?




  1. Sammamish Review, "Sammamish City Council negotiates with YMCA, puts measure on November ballot," July 26, 2012
  2. 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.