Join me in telling Snohomish County politicians to not violate the 1% property tax cap. Watch my testimony & then email the Council — I make it easy.
Thurs, Oct 28th, 2021
The law allows governments to raise property taxes 1% — anything higher requires voter approval.
The Snohomish County Executive — Democrat Dave Somers — is proposing raising property taxes 2.5%.
2.5% is not 1%.
The County Council will vote in November on whether they will go along with Somers’ lawlessness or respect this voter-approved law.
Here’s my testimony on it from this week (click on the image to watch it):
If that doesn’t work, click on this: https://youtu.be/zwckgC51cvM
It is absolutely infuriating that these “representatives of the people” are seriously considering violating the express will of the people on this law that was not only overwhelmingly approved by voters but also overwhelmingly readopted into law by a Democrat-controlled Legislature.
Join me in telling the 5 members of the Snohomish County Council to not raise property taxes AT ALL (and certainly not above the 1% cap unless they ask the voters’ permission in a public vote as the law requires). Email them right now.
In the Subject line, copy and paste:
Snohomish County Council: DON’T VIOLATE THE 1% PROPERTY TAX CAP!! Ask voters’ permission because that’s what the law requires.
In the body of the email, write this or something like this (TELL ‘EM WHAT YOU THINK!):
The voters overwhelmingly passed Initiative 747 and for 20 years state and local governments have not been allowed to raise property taxes more than 1% per year. Anything higher requires voter permission. In 2007, the Democrat-dominated Legislature and Governor Gregoire reimposed the 1% cap. 1% means 1%. 2.5% is not 1%. It is beyond outrageous that you’re seriously considering voting to raise property taxes AT ALL in Snohomish County. For the past 4 years in a row, the Council has passed budgets with no increase (0%). So you’ve proven repeatedly that you can balance the budget using the natural growth of existing taxes. Now, when taxpayers are being decimated by Inslee’s lockdown, you’re actually thinking about massively raising property taxes way above the 1% cap and doing it without asking voters permission. Don’t do it. It’s brutal, mean, and disrespectful to the people you’re elected to represent. Vote no on Somers’ lawless proposal to raise property taxes AT ALL right now.
Send them your email today.
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