ELECTION RESULTS: Emergency radio equipment levy passing with 65%

It appears that King County Proposition No. 1, a property tax levy to replace emergency safety radio equipment, will pass easily.

The measure requires a simple majority to pass.

Here are the first round of results, as of Tuesday, April 28 at 8:15 p.m.:

King County Proposition No. 1

  • Approved: 162,458 • 64.99%
  • Rejected: 87,527 • 35.01%

According to King County Elections:

The King County council passed Ordinance 17993 concerning funding for a new, upgraded regional emergency radio network. This proposition would provide funding to replace the current aging emergency radio network used for dispatching and communicating with police, fire and other first responders. The proposition would fund capital and transition costs as defined in Ordinance 17993 and would authorize King County to levy an additional regular property tax of $0.07 per $1,000 of assessed valuation for nine years with collection beginning in 2016. The 2015 levy amount would be used to compute limitations under Chapter 84.55 RCW for the eight succeeding years. 

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