Council votes to oppose I-1033
October 10, 2009
By Warren Kagarise
NEW — 3 p.m. Oct. 10, 2009
City Council members voted Monday night to oppose a statewide property tax measure on the Nov. 3 ballot. Officials cited the potential impact the measure, Initiative 1033, could have on city services.
I-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.
“This is a bad idea at the wrong time,” Councilman Fred Butler said before the 7-0 vote.
Learn more about I-1033, and the other King County and state ballot measures, in the Oct. 14 edition of The Issaquah Press.