King City was incorporated in 1966. The city's population is approx. 3225.
The area enjoys excellent schools, and a uniquely diverse array of cultural and recreational activities. Only an hour's drive from the beach and mountains and less than a half-hour to downtown Portland, Washington County enjoys the benefits of a healthy urban and rural environment. King City perches on the edge of the region's Urban Growth Boundary, where Washington County transitions to nurseries, wineries and other farm and forest enterprises.
King City enjoys a unique status in Washington County. It was originally chartered as an over-55-retirement community, with convenient, attractive housing centered around a golf course and civic center with nearby neighborhood shopping. Over the decades others have discovered its charm. Today, King City includes vibrant new neighborhoods with residents of all ages and a very attractive new city park. Good services and modest taxes are the hallmark of our city.
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King City Measure 34-225 for November 4, 2014 Election
BALLOT TITLE: Renewal of Current King City Police Services Local Option Levy
QUESTION: Shall King City fund Police Services; levy $0.55 per $1000 assessed value for five years beginning 2015-2016?
This measure renews current local option taxes.
SUMMARY: This measure renews the expiring Public Safety Levy approved by voters in 2009 and will not increase taxes.
Renewing the existing levy will allow the King City Police Department to:
Maintain police services at their current level, increase supervision, retain experienced officers, provide officer training, replace aging equipment, and continue participation in the Washington County-wide PPDS Records Systems. This will be a renewal of the current five-year levy which expires June 30, 2015. This measure would cost 55 cents per $1000 of assessed value. The cost would be approximately $6.88 per month, or $82.50 per year, on a $150,000 home. It is estimated the proposed rate would raise $194,172 in 2015-16, $199,997 in 2016-17, $205,997 in 2017-18, $212,177 in 2018-19, and $218,542 in 2019-20
Following is a list of candidates for the November 4, 2014 King City, City Council election. Three persons have filed for the four, four-year term vacancies. The City will have a write-in vote for the fourth position. Candidates who have filed are:
William E. Barber
Kenneth W. Gibson
Robert D. Olmstead