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File #: 2020-0067    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Lapsed
File created: 8/18/2020 In control: Mobility and Environment Committee
On agenda: Final action: 2/1/2021
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: AN ORDINANCE modifying the public benefit rating system for open space and the agricultural current use assessment provisions; amending Ordinance 1076, Section 1 as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.010, Ordinance 15137, Section 1, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.015, Ordinance 1076, Section 2, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.020, Ordinance 1076, Section 3, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.030, Ordinance 1076, Section 4, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.040, Ordinance 1076, Section 5, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.050, Ordinance 1076, Section 7, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.060, Ordinance 4462, Section 8, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.080, Ordinance 1886, Section 10, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.090, Ordinance 10511, Section 7, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.100, Ordinance 1886, Section 11, and K.C.C. 20.36.120, Ordinance 1886, Section 12, and K.C.C. 20.36.130, Ordinance 10511, Section 6, and K.C.C. 20.36.160, Ordinance 10511, Section 9, and K.C.C. 20.36.180 and Ordinance 15137, Section 10, as amended, and K.C....
Sponsors: Rod Dembowski
Indexes: Agriculture, Current Use, Open Space, Public Benefit Rating System
Code sections: 20.36.015 - , 20.36.020 - . , 20.36.030 - , 20.36.040 - , 20.36.050 - ., 20.36.060 - , 20.36.070 - ., 20.36.080 - ., 20.36.090 - ., 20.36.100 - , 20.36.120 - ., 20.36.130 - ., 20.36.160 - ., 20.36.170 - , 20.36.180 - ., 20.36.190 - .
Attachments: 1. 2020-0067 legislative review form, 2. 2020-0067 transmittal letter, 3. 2020-0067 fiscal note
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Clerk 01/30/2020
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AN ORDINANCE modifying the public benefit rating system for open space and the agricultural current use assessment provisions; amending Ordinance 1076, Section 1 as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.010, Ordinance 15137, Section 1, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.015, Ordinance 1076, Section 2, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.020, Ordinance 1076, Section 3, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.030, Ordinance 1076, Section 4, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.040, Ordinance 1076, Section 5, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.050, Ordinance 1076, Section 7, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.060, Ordinance 4462, Section 8, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.080, Ordinance 1886, Section 10, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.090, Ordinance 10511, Section 7, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.100, Ordinance 1886, Section 11, and K.C.C. 20.36.120, Ordinance 1886, Section 12, and K.C.C. 20.36.130, Ordinance 10511, Section 6, and K.C.C. 20.36.160, Ordinance 10511, Section 9, and K.C.C. 20.36.180 and Ordinance 15137, Section 10, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.190 and repealing Ordinance 4462, Section 7, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.070 and Ordinance 10511, Section 8, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.170.
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PREAMBLE:
Current use taxation programs, as defined in chapters 84.33 and 84.34 RCW, offer a property tax reduction to landowners who voluntarily preserve or manage lands within four categories: open space land or land in the public benefit rating system, farm and agricultural land, timberland and designated forestland.
King County first adopted a public benefit rating system program in 1992, and has updated the program several times since then. The changes to the program recommended in this ordinance, including the creation of a new ecological enhancement land category, offer applicants additional points and tax savings for conducting major resource recovery efforts on their property.
Additional changes to existing category requirements and clarification on certain aspects of program policy, ...

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