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. The City Council approves the annual Streets Levy and Parks Levy Accountability Reports.