Sept. 22, 2015 - The League announced its recommendations on two of the measures voters will be deciding on this fall:
King County Best Starts For Kids Levy
We are encouraging voters to approve this levy - it's a smart investment that will reap long-term savings and create a more equitable community. We support early intervention programs helping children and families to prevent costlier problems down the road.
Read the full announcement here.
Move Seattle Transportation Levy
While we have a history of supporting investment in transportation infrastructure, including a variety of transportation options, we have concerns about transparency and accountability in this particular proposal and therefore are recommending a NO vote.
Read the full announcement and explanatory statement here.
The League previously endorsed Initiative 122 - Honest Elections Seattle which provides for an option for public financing of campaigns. It also lowers contribution limits for all candidates in City races and bans contributions from large city contractors or persons or entities that spend over $5,000 per year on paid lobbyists.
Read about the initiative and see the full text of the measure at Honest Elections Seattle.