Residents invited to comment on proposed bond issue at public hearing on Monday

Tukwila residents can comment on a $77 million bond issue proposed for the November ballot.

  • Friday, July 15, 2016 8:46pm
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Tukwila residents can comment on a $77 million bond issue proposed for the November ballot.

A public hearing is set for 7 p.m. Monday, July 18, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 6200 Southcenter Blvd.

The proposed bond issue would fund the replacement of three fire stations, purchase fire equipment and construct a Justice Center to house the Police Department and Municipal Court.

The 20-year bond would cost an average of $116 per year for the owner of a home with an assessed value of $250,000.

If the City Council decides to put the measure before voters this fall, the city will need to forward the names of individuals interested in serving on the pro and con committees to the King County Elections Office.

These committees write the statements either in favor or in opposition to the ballot measure for the voters’ pamphlet. Although any number of individuals can assist in the preparation of the statement, each committee is limited to three members with one designated spokesperson. The statements will be due to King County Elections by Aug. 11.

Residents have until 5 p.m. Monday, July 25, to submit their name to the city by contacting Rachel Bianchi at 206-454-7566 or Rachel.Bianchi@TukwilaWA.gov.

Interested parties should include the committee they would like to serve and whether they are willing to be as the committee’s spokesperson.

Click here for more information about the bond issue.

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