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Ballot Title

Simple majority (RCW 35.61.040)

City of Seattle
Proposition Number 1
Seattle Park District

The City of Seattle Proposition 1 concerns formation of the Seattle Park District, a metropolitan park district.

This proposition would create a metropolitan park district under Chapter 35.61 RCW, called the Seattle Park District, to fund, maintain, operate and improve parks, community centers, pools, and other recreation facilities and programs. Its boundaries would be the City of Seattle’s boundaries and its board would comprise the Seattle City Councilmembers. The District could levy property taxes, currently limited to 75¢ per $1,000 of valuation; and could contract with the City to perform certain functions.

For the formation of a metropolitan park district to be governed by the members of the Seattle City Council serving in an ex officio capacity as the Board of Commissioners of the Seattle Park District.

Against the formation of a metropolitan park district.

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