Website Details Cost of Proposed Ballot Measures By Household
King County Assessor John Wilson today released his April 2023 general election Taxpayer Transparency Tool, a website which provides each King County taxpayer an individualized accounting of where their property tax dollars go, and the estimated cost of any proposed property tax measure to be voted on.
All voters in King County will be asked to vote on a new levy to fund mental health and substance use disorder services.
"Taxpayers have a right to know where their money is going, and what each proposed property tax levy will cost them," said Wilson. "Property taxes keep going up. We need to make sure the public understands why."
Property Tax Measures on the April Ballot:
COUNTYWIDE: King County Prop 1: Crisis Care Centers Levy; mental health and substance use disorder services.
Kent School District: Prop 1, general obligation bonds
Vashon-Maury Island Parks and Rec District: Prop 1. Renewal of park district levy
Public Hospital District 4 (Snoqualmie Valley Hospital) Prop 1. Levy lid lift for health care services
The tool can be found at http://localscape.spatialest.com/#kingcountyassessor/Tax.
The Transparency Tool only shows the impact of property tax measures. Other ballot measures, including sales tax measures or benefit charges, are not included.
The Tax Transparency Tool was introduced by Assessor Wilson and first used during the April special election in 2018.
The Tax Transparency Tool was developed for the King County Assessor by Spatialest Inc, a unique enterprise software company focusing on Location, Value and Technology. The company also created “Localscape” for the King County Assessor in 2014, a map-based visualization tool that aggregates data to present information.
Assessor John Wilson 206-369-7677
Al Dams, Chief Deputy Assessor 206-263-2255