MYNORTHWEST NEWS

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

Apr 28, 2023, 7:40 AM

election...

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)

(Photo by JASON REDMOND/AFP via Getty Images)

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.

MyNorthwest News

darrington fire...

Frank Sumrall

Forest fire burns near Darrington, multiple crews on scene

A forest fire of approximately 10 acres is burning near Darrington, with multiple fire agencies working to contain it.

5 hours ago

officer not guilty assault...

Frank Sumrall

King County officer found not guilty of assault after allegedly punching handcuffed suspect

Officer Matthew Good was accused of punching a suspect multiple times while handcuffing him after the suspect kicked Good and other officers.

9 hours ago

sound transit bus crash...

Frank Sumrall

15 passengers injured after Sound Transit bus crashes into building

Fifteen people were injured after a Sound Transit bus crashed into a building Saturday evening at 5th Avenue and Terrace Street in Seattle.

10 hours ago

Former President Donald Trump sits in Manhattan Criminal Court in New York City, on May 20, 2024. (...

Bill Kaczaraba

Bellevue man donates $1 million to Trump super PAC

A Bellevue man donated $1 million to a Political Action Committee (PAC) that supports Donald Trump just a day after he became a convicted felon.

1 day ago

Photo: Auburn Police Officer Jeff Nelson....

James Lynch

Auburn Officer Jeff Nelson’s fate now in hands of jury

It has been five years since Auburn Police Officer Jeff Nelson shot and killed 26-year-old Jesse Sarey who was going through a crisis.

1 day ago

Queen Anne, Uptown, parking...

Bill Kaczaraba

Power company investigating early morning outage to Queen Anne, Magnolia

Seattle City Light wants to know why 10,000 customers lost power in the early morning hours on Saturday.

1 day ago

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