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File #: 2019-0142    Version:
Type: Motion Status: Passed
File created: 3/27/2019 In control: Budget and Fiscal Management Committee
On agenda: Final action: 4/17/2019
Enactment date: Enactment #: 15378
Title: A MOTION related to a property tax levy for 2020 through 2025 for the purpose of maintaining and operating King County's open space system; improving parks, recreation, access and mobility in the King County open space system by acquiring lands and continuing to develop regional trails; improving parks and trails in and acquiring lands by metropolitan parks districts, towns and cities in King County; funding environmental education, maintenance and conservation programs at the Woodland Park Zoo; funding capital construction at the Seattle Aquarium; and funding for capital improvements at publicly owned pools, for all King County residents.
Sponsors: Claudia Balducci, Jeanne Kohl-Welles, Rod Dembowski
Indexes: levy, Property Tax
Attachments: 1. Motion 15378.pdf, 2. A. Open Space, Natural Lands and Urban Green Space Acquisition Guidelines, dated March 28, 2019, 3. B. Targeted Equity Grant Program Guidelines, dated March 28, 2019, 4. C. 2020-2025 Parks Levy Planned Funding (rounded), dated March 28, 2019, 5. D. Aquatic Centers Grant Program Guidelines, dated March 28, 2019, 6. E. Open Space – River Corridors Grant Program, dated March 28, 2019, 7. 2019-0142 A. Open Space Natural Lands and Urban Green Space Acquisition Guidelines, 8. 2019-0142 B. Targeted Equity Grant Program Guidelines, 9. 2019-0142 C. Planned 2020-2025 Parks Levy Funding for Regional Trails and Active Recreation Repair and Renovation, 10. 2019-0084 & 2019-0142 SR_032619_ParksLevy_RPC akjg_sp, 11. ATT8. Parks Levy High Level Comparison Matrix_BFM Chair's Striker ak, 12. ATT11.PM2019-0142_StrikerwAttachments, 13. 2019-0142_S2_ParksLevyMotion_Projects bar 3-28-19.docx with sponsors, 14. Peloza handout 3-28-19, 15. 2019-0084_and_2019-0142_SR_dated_04152019_ParksLevy_BFM
Related files: 2022-RPT0139, 2022-0087, 2022-0219, 2022-0218, 2022-RPT0003
Staff: Soo Hoo, Wendy
Drafter
Clerk 03/29/2019
Title
A MOTION related to a property tax levy for 2020 through 2025 for the purpose of maintaining and operating King County's open space system; improving parks, recreation, access and mobility in the King County open space system by acquiring lands and continuing to develop regional trails; improving parks and trails in and acquiring lands by metropolitan parks districts, towns and cities in King County; funding environmental education, maintenance and conservation programs at the Woodland Park Zoo; funding capital construction at the Seattle Aquarium; and funding for capital improvements at publicly owned pools, for all King County residents.
Body
WHEREAS, the county owns and operates regional trails, regional recreational facilities, regional natural areas, regional parks and local parks in unincorporated areas, which are parts of the county's "open space system," and
WHEREAS, the county's open space system consists of approximately twenty-eight thousand acres of parks, natural areas and resource lands and more than one hundred seventy-five miles of regional trails, and
WHEREAS, a robust open space system contributes to a high quality of life, and
WHEREAS, such an open space system provides physical, social and mental health benefits to individuals; economic opportunity through recreation and tourism; economic growth for private businesses that must attract and retain skilled workers; and environmental benefits and cultural resource protection through open space conservation, and
WHEREAS, the open space system provides all these benefits to King County residents and businesses, and
WHEREAS, for the benefit of all King County residents, in February 2019, the executive transmitted to the council Proposed Ordinance 2019-0084, which would submit to the qualified electors of King County a property tax levy on an August 2019 special election ballot for the purpose of maintaining and operating King County's open space system, includ...

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