THE WEEKLY HERALD   EVERETT, WASHINGTON
Published: Thursday, September 15, 2011

State and local measures on the Nov. 8 ballot

The Nov. 8 ballot will include the Lynnwood proposition on changing from a mayor-council form of government to a council-manager system, three Edmonds tax levies and five statewide ballot measures – three initiatives and two state constitutional amendments. .
Here are the ballot titles:
City of Lynnwood:
Proposition No. 1
Adoption of the Council/Manager Form of Government for the City of Lynnwood
Shall the City of Lynnwood adopt the Council/Manager form of government and abandon the Council/Mayor form of government? The adoption of the Council/Manager form of government would not affect the City's eligibility to be governed under Title 35A of the Revised Code of Washington.

City of Edmonds:
Proposition No. 1
Levy to Help Maintain Current Levels of Service in Public Safety, Parks, and Other City Services
The Edmonds City Council has passed Ordinance No. 3848 to place before the voters property taxes to help maintain current levels of service in public safety, parks, and other city services.
To help maintain service levels in public safety, parks, and other city services, this proposition would authorize an increase in the regular property tax rate for collection in 2012 of 0.17256368 per $1,000 of assessed valuation, for a total regular property tax rate (if only this proposition passes) of 1.82823515 per $1,000 of assessed valuation. The 2012 levy amount would become the basis upon which levy increases would be computed for 2013 and 2014.
Proposition No. 2
Levy for Street Pavement Overlays
The Edmonds City Council has passed Ordinance No. 3849 to place before the voters property taxes to fund street pavement overlays.
To fund street pavement overlays, this proposition would authorize an increase in the regular property tax rate for collection in 2012 of 0.17256368 per $1,000 of assessed valuation, for a total regular property tax rate (if only this proposition passes) of 1.82823515 per $1,000 of assessed valuation. The 2012 levy amount would become the basis upon which levy increases would be computed for 2013 and 2014.
Proposition No. 3
Levy for Building Maintenance and Park Improvements
The Edmonds City Council has passed Ordinance No. 3850 to place before the voters property taxes to fund building maintenance and park improvements.
To fund building maintenance and park improvements, this proposition would authorize an increase in the regular property tax rate for collection in 2012 of 0.08628184 per $1,000 of assessed valuation, for a total regular property tax rate (if only this proposition passes) of 1.74195331 per $1,000 of assessed valuation. The 2012 levy amount would become the basis upon which levy increases would be computed for 2013 and 2014.

Statewide ballot measures
Initiative Measure 1125
Initiative Measure No. 1125 concerns state expenditures on transportation.
This measure would prohibit the use of motor vehicle fund revenue and vehicle toll revenue for non-transportation purposes, and require that road and bridge tolls be set by the legislature and be project-specific.

Initiative Measure 1163
Initiative Measure No. 1163 concerns long-term care workers and services for elderly and disabled people.
This measure would reinstate background checks, training, and other requirements for long-term care workers and providers, if amended in 2011; and address financial accountability and administrative expenses of the long-term in-home care program.

Initiative Measure 1183
Measure No. 1183 concerns liquor: beer, wine, and spirits (hard liquor).
This measure would close state liquor stores and sell their assets; license private parties to sell and distribute spirits; set license fees based on sales; regulate licensees; and change regulation of wine distribution.

Senate Joint Resolution 8205
The legislature has proposed a constitutional amendment on repealing article VI, section 1A, of the Washington Constitution.
This amendment would remove an inoperative provision from the state constitution regarding the length of time a voter must reside in Washington to vote for president and vice-president.

Senate Joint Resolution 8206
The legislature has proposed a constitutional amendment on the budget stabilization account maintained in the state treasury.
This amendment would require the legislature to transfer additional moneys to the budget stabilization account in each fiscal biennium in which the state has received “extraordinary revenue growth,” as defined, with certain limitations.

Evan Smith can be reached at schsmith@frontier.com