Board endorses city ballot measures
October 28, 2008
The Issaquah School Board endorsed ballot measures for two cities at its Oct. 22 meeting.
The first endorsement was in favor of a resolution supporting Sammamish’s 2008 Park Bond and Levy, propositions 1 and 2 in the city’s general election.If approved, the $19 million bond would create new recreational facilities. Prop 1 includes the purchase of the existing King County Library in Sammamish for a recreation center, development of a waterfront park along Lake Sammamish, converting grass athletic fields to turf at Pine Lake Middle School, improving East Sammamish Park, constructing a Beaver Lake Vicinity Trail and purchasing land for a community park in the northeast portion of the city, according to the city’s Web site.
Prop 2 on the Sammamish ballot includes lifting the levy tax lid to help pay for an additional $310,000 in annual programming and operations associated with parks and recreation.
The second endorsement was in favor of a resolution supporting Bellevue’s 2008 Levy for City Parks and Natural Areas or Proposition 1.
The levy would cost about 12 cents per $1,000 of assessed value of a home. The new measure has a tax rate less than the average tax rate associated with the expiring 1988 levy, which had an average tax rate of 17 cents per $1,000 assessed value, according to the city’s Web site.
School board members unanimously approved both resolutions.
Voters will approve or reject them Nov. 4.