No massive tax increase
To the Shoreline City Council:
You are poised to place a referendum on the ballot this fall calling for a "levy lid lift." We understand that without any lid lift, property tax revenue increases will be limited to 1% per year, which is not enough to cover inflation. That is no excuse, however, for a levy rate that represents a 20% local property tax increase (or higher). Such a massive tax increase, particularly with the specter of yet another massive tax increase in six years, is intolerable.
If the rate you choose represents a double-digit local property tax increase, I will print and distribute flyers to my neighbors, urging them to vote "no."
I urge you to consider a significantly lower levy rate, one that has a chance of successful passage in November.