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Tag: Bonney Lake park district


Early election results show strong support for all measures except Bonney Lake park district


Early results showed voters apparently rejected creation of a park district in Bonney Lake, which would have granted the city authority to tax residents to maintain parks and recreation facilities.

The measure was one of three ballot measures in Tuesday’s special election, all of which were issues concentrated in East Pierce County.

Approval of the Bonney Lake Metropolitan Park District would have created a supplemental tax and established a dedicated funding source for the management, improvement and maintenance of parks, according to the ballot’s explanatory statement.

Statutory tax limits and the district’s status

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Bonney Lake holds special election to vote on parks district

Voters in Bonney Lake have received mail-in ballots for a special election determining whether the city will create a Bonney Lake park district, according to a city newsletter.

If approved in the April 23 election, the Bonney Lake Metropolitan Park District would create a supplemental tax and operate as a distinct taxing authority for the “management, control, improvement, maintenance, and acquisition of parks, parkways, boulevards, and recreational facilities,” according to the release.

The Bonney Lake City Council would serve as the ex officio Park District board, according to the release, assessing the needs and park functions that the district would

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