King County Fire Protection District No. 20 provides emergency fire protection and medical services to the communities of Skyway, Bryn Mawr, Lakeridge, Earlington, and Campbell Hill.
If approved by the voters, this proposition will authorize the District to restore its regular real property tax levy rate to $1.50 per $1,000 of assessed valuation in 2020 for collection in 2021 and will establish an annual growth rate of up to 6% for following five years. The District’s current tax levy rate is approximately $1.13 per $1,000 of assessed valuation.
The District Board has found that the tax levy and the revenue it will produce is necessary to maintain the current level of services, firefighter staffing, equipment, and facilities and to purchase additional equipment and apparatus to continue to improve services for the protection of life and property in the District and to enhance public safety.
If the levy is approved, the maximum tax on a $300,000 assessed valuation residence in the first year of the levy would be increased by approximately $111.00 each year or approximately $9.25 per month for the emergency services.
King County Fire Protection District No. 20 recently adopted a Resolution providing for the submission to the voters on November 2, 2021, a proposition authorizing the District to restore its regular property tax levy to $1.50 per $1,000.00 of true and assessed valuation in 2021 to be adjusted by 106% for each of the following five years, subject to otherwise applicable statutory limitations. The Fire Department is accepting names of people interested in participating in voter pamphlet statement pro and con committees.
Citizens interested in participating, please call 206-772-3029 by July 30, 2021. Statements must be completed and submitted to the King County Elections Division by August 10, 2021.