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Si View parks, Harborview, Fall City funding measures passing

Four funding packages in the valley were passing as of Tuesday evening.

Voters in the Snoqualmie valley were asked to vote on four separate funding packages this election for projects both in the valley and across the county, and as of Tuesday evening, all four were passing.

The first, Prop. 1, would authorize King County to issue up to $1.74 billion in general bonds to fund public health, safety and seismic improvements at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Harborview is the only Level 1 trauma center in Washington state.

Improvements at Harborview would include new construction and renovating existing buildings to increase critical health care capacity, update and expand infection control capability, and increase capacity for behavioral health services including for substance use and mental health treatment. It would also include seismic upgrades to help the buildings withstand earthquakes.

As of Tuesday evening, the proposition was passing with 77.5% of the vote countywide.

Fall City voters were also asked whether to adopt a King County Fire Protection District No. 27 levy to finance maintenance and operation costs. It would replace the district’s expiring levy for the next four years at a rate of $0.47 per $1,000 of assessed property value.

Voters were approving the levee with 73.2% voting yes as of Tuesday evening.

Two items on the ballot dealt with the Si View Metropolitan Park District.

The first asked voters whether they should authorize bonds for a new aquatic center in North Bend. It would allow the district to issue up to $23.7 million to build a 46,000-square-foot center that would include a recreational pool, river current, interactive water features and a three-lane lap area.

The second would enact a levy lid lift for services and operations of the facility. It would pay for maintenance and operations, and costs of operating, maintaining and equipping the district’s park and recreation facilities and programs.

As of Tuesday evening, the first was passing with 56.4%, and the second with 54.6% of the vote.

Note: Results have been rounded to the nearest 0.1%.


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