Seaside City Police Levy Increase (May 2011)

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A Seaside City Police Levy Increase measure was on the May 17, 2011 ballot in the city of Seaside which is in Clatsop County.

This measure was defeated

  • YES 474 (45.58%)
  • NO 566 (54.42%)Defeatedd[1]

This measure sought to increase the current police levy by a rate of $.065 per $1,000 of assessed property value for a further five years in order to help pay for police vehicles in the city.[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Question: Shall the City levy $60,200 annually outside the permanent rate for police vehicles for five years beginning 2011? This measure may cause property taxes to increase more than three percent.

Summary: These funds will be used to purchase seven police vehicles over the five years of the measure. If this measure is approved, the total amount of money raised over the five-year period will be $301,000.00, which will be levied in equal amounts of $60,200.00 in each of the five years. It is estimated this measure will add $0.0657 cents per thousand to the tax rate in 2011/2012. The estimated tax cost for this measure is an ESTIMATE ONLY based on the best information available from the county assessor at the time of the estimate.[3]

References

  1. Clatsop County Elections, May Election Results
  2. Clatsop County Elections, Current Election Information
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.