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Council slashes mayor’s property tax hike, calls for audit

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LYNNWOOD, Wash., November 28, 2023—The Lynnwood City Council approved a 5% increase (or $225,000) to the property tax levy, down from the mayor’s proposed 22% figure, during its business meeting on November 27. Council members call on a third-party audit to rein in city spending. According to Finance Director Michelle Meyer, this is roughly an […]

With $3 million surplus, residents argue against 22% property tax increase

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LYNNWOOD, Wash., November 21, 2023—The Lynnwood City Council is considering a 22.23% increase on the property tax levy and held a public hearing on it during a special business meeting on November 20 before their normal business meeting. None who spoke during public comments were in favor of the increase, most citing the rise in […]

Edmonds School Board selects 2022 Levy committee members

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LYNNWOOD, Wash., November 30, 2021 – In its November 29 meeting, the Edmonds School District board of directors approved three members for the Educational Programs and Operations (EPO) Levy Pro/Con committees in a unanimous vote. The board previously approved a motion to place the levy on the February 2022 ballot.  The board also approved its […]

Letter to the Editor: ESD Capital Levy Vote

ESD Capital Levy Vote

Zig Ziglar wrote, “Our children are our only hope for the future, but we are their only hope for their present and their future.” This quote is so relevant to us as we cast our votes for the Edmonds School District Capital Levy to Improve School Facilities.  As someone who grew up attending ESD schools and […]

ESD to host community forum for $180M capital levy

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By Lynnwood Times Staff Edmonds, Wash. – The Edmonds School District will be hosting a Community Forum on the 2021 Capital Levy 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 30. All families, students, staff and community members are encouraged to join the webinar where they can type in their questions and get them answered during the forum. The […]

ESD proposed levy sees $420 million decrease after failure to pass bond last year

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By Erin Freeman  |  Lynnwood Times Staff The Edmonds School District (ESD) will be asking voters this April to consider approving funding a capital levy to upgrade buildings, address capacity challenges and improve existing facilities.  With a price tag of $180 million, the six-year funding would designate a total of $30 million per year to […]

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