Library system asks voters for funding

January 19, 2010

King County Library System officials will ask voters next month to increase property taxes to maintain programs and services at the third-busiest library system in the nation. Read more

Council holds property tax rate level amid recession

November 24, 2009

City Council members decided against a 2010 property tax increase last week. With the Nov. 16 decision, officials held the property tax rate at the 2008 level. The council also nixed a 1 percent increase last year on account of the economic downturn. Read more

Guest Column

October 20, 2009

Vote ‘No’ on I-1033

The Olympian Coalition — whose members include teachers, education support staff, parents, school board members and citizens interested in the success of all of Issaquah’s students — is united in opposing Tim Eyman’s Initiative 1033 on the November ballot. Read more

Ballot includes tax measure, open space protections

October 20, 2009

Washington voters will decide between now and Nov. 3 whether to cap property taxes and add additional protections for county conservation land. Read more

Bring comments about tax measure to council hearing Monday

October 4, 2009

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.

Voters pick Glenn Anderson by narrow margin

November 11, 2008

Other incumbents win easily, ballot issues also decided

Apart from momentous results in the race for U.S. president, the Nov. 4 election also delivered important decisions for regional races and issues. Read more

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