Special election results: King County Crisis Care Levy gets 56% approval

Apr 28, 2023, 7:40 AM


An election worker opens envelopes containing vote-by-mail ballots for a Washington state election (Photo by Jason Redmond / AFP) (Photo by JASON REDMOND/AFP via Getty Images)

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With the April Special Election in the books, ballots across western Washington have mostly been counted, with new taxes, levies, and even a new police sergeant being chosen.

King County

More than 55% of voters approve King County Crisis Care Center levy

King County’s crisis care levy passed with King County voters, getting 56% of the vote.

Proposition 1 would tax property owners 14.5 cents for every $1,000 dollars of home value to raise more than $1 billion to pay for behavioral health services.

Pierce County

In Pierce County, University Place will get a new police sergeant, seven more patrol officers, and a special officer to focus on crime prevention and community outreach.

That’s because a public safety levy that was voted down in November has won in the latest special election.

The first count shows the new property tax levy passing by more than 50,000 votes.

Also, DuPont is voting to increase taxes to pay for Fire and Medic One service.

In addition, school levies in Steilacoom and Orting each have more “yes” than “no” votes.

Thurston County

Voters in Thurston County have decided not to combine the cities of Olympia and Tumwater into their own regional fire authority.

Also going down in defeat, Thurston County voters who are in the Centralia School District do not want to replace the existing school levy.

That ballot measure is much closer in Lewis County.

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Special election results: King County Crisis Care Levy gets 56% approval