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File #: 2016-0487    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 10/3/2016 In control: Budget and Fiscal Management Committee
On agenda: Final action: 11/14/2016
Enactment date: 11/17/2016 Enactment #: 18412
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to the county property tax levies for collection in 2017, and implementing RCW 84.55.120.
Sponsors: Dave Upthegrove
Indexes: Property Tax
Attachments: 1. 18412.pdf, 2. 2016-0487 legislative review form.pdf, 3. 2016-0487 Fiscal Note.xlsx, 4. 2016-0487 Transmittal Letter.doc, 5. 2016-0485 0486 0487 0496_SR_Prop_Levy_Cert_wsh.pdf
Staff: Hamacher, Patrick


Clerk 09/26/2016


AN ORDINANCE relating to the county property tax levies for collection in 2017, and implementing RCW 84.55.120.



                     SECTION 1.  The King County charter mandates that the council enact tax ordinances for the next fiscal year, by December 1, 2016, which is thirty days prior to the end of the current fiscal year.  This ordinance sets the amount of property tax to be collected in 2017 for the regular property tax levy, the transit levy, the road district levy, the conservation futures levy, the emergency medical services levy and the marine levy.  In accordance with RCW 84.55.120, the council has given proper notice of this ordinance to the public.

                     SECTION 2.  For collection of the property tax levies in 2017, the council hereby authorizes property tax changes compared to the amounts authorized for collection in 2016 as follows:

Levy                     Estimated  % Increase                     Estimated Total Levy                     Dollar


Regular Levy                      $6,815,375                     1.21%                     $581,017,812

Regular - Transit                     -$3,874,371                     -14.38%                     $23,077,019

Road District                     $5,195,580                     6.30%                     $87,620,074

Conservation Futures                     $145,828                     0.77%                     $19,356,878

Emergency Medical Services                     $948,708                     0.79%                     $122,928,761

Marine                     $4,559,947                     385.37%                     $5,743,199

The changes shown above are exclusive of any amounts resulting from new construction valued in 2016, any increases in value of state-assessed property for 2017 and any amounts necessary to fund tax refunds paid in 2016.

                     SECTION 3.  Upon enactment, the clerk is directed to forward this ordinance to the assessor in accordance with RCW 84.52.070.