Enumclaw City Council intends to not reduce property tax rate if library annexation proposition passes

The Enumclaw City Council approved a resolution at the regular Monday meeting stating its position that the city's property tax levy rate would not be reduced if the library annexation vote is approved in April.

Resolution 1449 passed unanimously and stated "the City Council  does not intend to reduce the City's property tax levy rate" should the annexation measure be approved by voters.

The resolution was amended. Councilman Sean Krebs requested the second statement in the resolution stating the city could no longer provide sufficient funds for the municipal library be cut.

Krebs stated it is the choice of the City Council to not fund the library and fund other city services.

The motion for the amendment passed unanimously.

Voters will decide on Proposition No. 1 April 17. The proposition asks whether the King County Library System should annex the Enumclaw Library. If the proposition is approved the King County Library System would begin operating the Enumclaw Library, and could levy 50 cents per $1,000 of assessed value on city property owners.


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