Tukwila City Pool Park District Creation (August 2011)

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A Tukwila City Pool Park District Creation measure was on the August 16, 2011 ballot in the city of Tukwila which is in King County.

This measure was approved

  • YES 793 (61.86%)Approveda
  • NO 489 (38.14%)[1]

This measure sought to create a pool district in the city which would then levy a tax of $.15 per $1,000 of assessed property value in order to pay to keep the community pool open and operational. Without the district and the tax addition city officials noted that there is not enough money in the general fund budget to fund the pool and all the costs associated with it. The tax will be in place for a period of twenty years and will also pay for facility upgrades as needed. The volunteer group Save the Tukwila Pool was formed to promote this measure and inform voters about the importance of the pool in the community.[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Tukwila Resolution No. 1738 proposes creation of the Tukwila Pool Metropolitan Park District, coextensive with the City’s boundaries pursuant to RCW 35.61, including the authority to levy a general tax on property within the District each year, not to exceed 15 cents per thousand dollars of assessed valuation, for the purpose of acquiring and operating a pool facility.[3][4]

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