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THE CITY OF SEATTLE PROPOSITION NUMBERS 1A AND 1B

Proposition 1A (submitted by Initiative Petition No. 107) and Proposition 1B (alternative proposed by the City Council and Mayor) concern early learning programs and providers of such services for children.

Proposition 1A (Initiative 107) would establish a $15 minimum wage for childcare workers (phased in over three years for employers with under 250 employees); seek to reduce childcare costs to 10% or less of family income; prohibit violent felons from providing professional childcare; require enhanced training and certification through a training institute; create a workforce board and establish a fund to help providers meet standards; and hire an organization to facilitate communication between the City and childcare workers.

As an alternative, the Seattle City Council and Mayor have proposed Proposition 1B (Ordinance 124509), which would fund the four-year initial phase of a City early learning program with the goal of developing a widely-available , affordable, licensed, and voluntary preschool option. The Ordinance requires support, training and certification for teachers. The program uses researchbased strategies, includes evaluation of results, and provides tuition support. This proposition authorizes regular property taxes above RCW 84.55 limits, allowing additional 2015 collection of up to $14,566,630 (approximately 11¢ per $1,000 assessed value), totaling $58,266,518 over four years.

1. Should either of these measures be enacted into law?

Yes . . . . . . . . . . . .

No . . . . . . . . . . . .

2. Regardless of whether you voted yes or no above, if one of these measures is enacted, which one should it be?

Proposition 1A . . . . . . . . . . . .

Proposition 1B . . . . . . . . . . . .

 

 

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Propositions 1A and 1B

Municipal Court Position 1

Municipal Court Position 2

Municipal Court Position 3

Municipal Court Position 4

Municipal Court Position 5

Municipal Court Position 6

Municipal Court Position 7

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