Stories tagged: levy
UPDATED: Mon., April 3, 2017, 5:40 p.m.
Seattle mayor drops city tax, pursues county measure
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray is scrapping a proposed property tax levy that would have raised $275 million over five years to pay for homeless services.
Fri., March 3, 2017, 10:41 a.m.
Seattle assesses homeless population ahead of proposed levy
A survey of homeless people in Seattle has found that many were living in the city when they lost permanent shelter.
Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, noon
Orchard Prairie School district asks for $230,000 in levy money
The Orchard Prairie School district is asking voters to approve a $230,000 two-year levy in February’s special election.
Tue., Jan. 17, 2017, 1:30 a.m.
Coeur d’Alene schools to ask voters for $68 million in a construction bond and operating levy
Voters in Coeur d’Alene will be asked to approve a $35.5 million bond measure and a $32 million operating levy in March.
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 10:08 a.m.
Lawsuit over school use of local levies costing thousands
The state Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction has so far spent thousands of dollars to pursue a lawsuit against seven school districts over the use of local levy dollars …
Wed., Nov. 9, 2016, 5:53 p.m.
Rockford, Spangle approve levies to fund fire and police services
Levies to fund police, fire and emergency medical services in Rockford and Spangle were winning easily on election night and added to their lead in a second vote count on …
Mon., Oct. 10, 2016, 1:37 p.m.
Downtown construction of Lincoln and Monroe streets will be completed next year
A single layer of asphalt will be laid down on Lincoln and Monroe streets downtown to allow full traffic flow during the winter, following a busy summer that left some …
Mon., Sept. 19, 2016, 11:36 a.m.
East Valley School District could give up $1.5 million in levy money due to clerical error
Due to a a clerical error the East Valley School District failed to collect half of a $3 million transportation levy taxpayers approved in April 2015.
Thu., July 14, 2016, 4:32 p.m.
Spokane County Fire District 4 asking voters for higher EMS levy
Voters in Spokane County Fire District 4 north of Spokane will see a renewal of the district’s emergency medical services levy on ballots arriving in the mail for the August …
Wed., Feb. 3, 2016
Fire District 9 needs property tax levy renewed
Next week’s ballot includes a request from Spokane County Fire District 9 for voters to renew their maintenance and operations levy for another two years.
Wed., Jan. 20, 2016
EV asks voters to OK maintenance and operations levy
The East Valley School district hopes to pass a $12 million maintenance and operations levy in a February special election.
Wed., July 1, 2015
Spokane County treasurer defends action in clash with city
A squabble between city and county officials regarding property tax exemptions continued Tuesday with Spokane County Treasurer Rob Chase hitting back at the allegation that his office is engaged in …
Wed., Dec. 17, 2014
Shoshone County to address taxpayers’ surprise
People in Wallace got a surprise in their property tax bills last month: A school bond payment that should have cost the average homeowner about $61 this year instead came …
Sat., Sept. 13, 2014
Spokane Valley Fire Department debating levy increase
Spokane Valley Fire Department’s board of commissioners is debating whether to ask voters for a 3-cent or 6-cent increase in the department’s special maintenance and operations levy that is due …
Thu., Aug. 29, 2013
Levy passes, reversing school district’s cuts
Voters in the Plummer-Worley School District in North Idaho approved a two-year tax levy Tuesday that will enable school officials to restore funding for athletics, full-time kindergarten and five-day school …
Sat., Feb. 23, 2013
Levy vote’s failure casts shadow over contract for police
The town of Rockford faces uncertainty after a law enforcement levy to pay for the town’s contract with the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office lost big at the ballot box this …
Thu., Jan. 24, 2013
Voters will decide school measures
The Spokane County Elections Office is mailing ballots today for the Feb. 12 special election. Depending on where you live, you might see a school bond or levy, or levies …
Tue., Nov. 27, 2012
School districts will forgo voter-approved levy hikes
Spokane County voters approved inflated school district levies in February because the Washington Legislature was still in session and had threatened to stop subsidizing property-poor districts due to budget shortfalls. …
Thu., June 28, 2012
Valley City Council rejects fire chief’s request regarding levy
Spokane Valley Fire Department Chief Mike Thompson was surprised to be rebuffed when he asked earlier this month to make a presentation at a Spokane Valley City Council meeting. The …
Thu., May 31, 2012
Fire levy on August ballot
The staff of the Spokane Valley Fire Department painted a grim picture for fire commissioners Tuesday as they reviewed what the department would look like if the replacement levy on …
Thu., April 26, 2012
Valley man cited for saving life
The Spokane Valley Fire Department gave an Outstanding Citizen award during Monday’s fire commissioner meeting to a local man for his role in saving a woman’s life when her apartment …
Thu., March 29, 2012
Rockford fire levy going back before voters
The Rockford Fire Department is taking a second shot at passing a replacement levy that provides nearly 40 percent of the all-volunteer department’s annual budget. The levy was first on …
Fri., Feb. 17, 2012
Schoolteachers thank community for supporting levies
Central Valley School District employees waved brightly lettered signs reading “Thank you” at passing motorists in Spokane Valley on Thursday to show appreciation to voters who helped pass the levy. …
Thu., Feb. 16, 2012
School districts cite reasons some levies had low support
Concerns about money, dissatisfaction with school districts and frustration with a state budget that expects more basic education to be covered by taxpayers are reasons area educators gave for their …
Wed., Feb. 8, 2012, 11:38 a.m.
Coeur d’Alene tree removal could cost $1.6 million
COEUR d’ALENE — A Coeur d’Alene engineering firm is estimating that removing hundreds of trees along the city’s dike road as ordered by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers could …
Fri., Jan. 27, 2012
School levies in voters’ hands
All but two school districts in Spokane County have a levy on ballots that are going out today for a Feb. 14 vote. The local tax replaces current maintenance and …
Mon., Jan. 9, 2012
Districts will ask voters to help support hundreds of jobs
School levies are often associated with K-12 programs, such as sports, art and music. But the community-supported portion of a school district’s budget – a local tax – also helps …
Tue., Nov. 29, 2011
Anatomy of a levy
Three-year levies in 13 of Spokane County’s school districts will expire at the end of 2012, and voters will likely be asked to continue the taxes – plus tack on …
Thu., Nov. 17, 2011
Area bonds and levies mostly fail
Fire departments and fire districts in the area surrounding Spokane Valley largely came away from the polls with disappointing results as several levy and bond requests failed. The exception was …
Sat., Nov. 12, 2011
Area bonds and levies mostly fail
Fire departments and fire districts in the area surrounding Spokane Valley largely came away from the polls with disappointing results this week as several levy and bond requests failed. The …