Bring comments about tax measure to council hearing Monday
October 4, 2009
By Warren Kagarise
NEW — 6 a.m. Oct. 4, 2009
City Council members want to hear from residents as officials consider whether to oppose a statewide property tax measure on the Nov. 3 ballot.
The measure, Initiative 1033, would limit the growth of city, county and state revenue to inflation and population growth, not including voter-approved revenue. Any revenue above the I-1033-mandated cap would be used to lower property taxes.
Issaquah council members will hold a public hearing Monday. The hearing will be part of the 7:30 p.m. regular council meeting, in the council chambers at 135 E. Sunset Way.
Residents and council members will have the opportunity to express support or opposition for the measure.
Conservative political activist Tim Eyman spearheaded I-1033. Eyman is known for launching several other ballot initiatives, including I-776. In 2002, voters approved the measure to set vehicle license tab fees at $30.