Proposed Renton Regional Fire Authority Proposition No. 1
Link below is to the King County Elections website describing what the Proposition #1 ballot measure will say.
Proposed Renton Regional Fire Authority
Proposition No. 1
The City of Renton and King County Fire Protection District No. 25 have adopted a Joint Resolution approving the Renton Regional Fire Authority Plan (“plan”) to create the Renton Regional Fire Authority (“Authority”) with an effective date of July 1, 2016.
If approved, this proposition would create the Authority, in accordance with the Plan, to provide fire protection and emergency medical services in the City and the District. The Authority will be funded by a six-year fire benefit charge (not to exceed 60% of the operating budget) and property tax (not to exceed $1.00 per $1,000 of assessed value). This funding would replace the District’s existing property tax rate of $1.50 per $1,000 of assessed value, and would reduce Renton’s property tax capacity by the tax rate collected by the Authority.
Should the Plan to create a Regional Fire Protection Service Authority be approved?