Kirkland voters approve Streets Levy (Proposition 1) and Parks Levy (Proposition 2)
On November 6, 2012, Kirkland voters approved Proposition 1: City Street Maintenance and Pedestrian Safety and Proposition 2: City Parks Maintenance, Restoration, and Enhancement Levy as permanent property tax levies.
Beginning in 2013, the Streets Levy will raise approximately $2.9 million annually to fund street maintenance and safety improvements for neighborhood streets and arterials, including resurfacing, pothole repair, pedestrian safety improvements, traffic calming projects, school walk routes, sidewalks and crosswalk improvements.
Also beginning in 2013, the Parks Levy will raise approximately $2.35 million annually to fund preservation, maintenance, and enhancement of Kirkland's parks and natural areas.
The City is committed to efficiently implementing levy funding with transparency and accountability. Each year an Accountability Report will be published which summarizes how the levy funds are being used to support Kirkland's quality of life.
2012 Streets Levy
2013 Streets Levy Accountability Report (approved by City Council July 1, 2014) [PDF 4 MB]
2012 Parks Levy
2013 Parks Levy Accountability Report (approved by City Council July 1, 2014) [PDF 23 MB]