Police Levy Information
In 2014 King City voters passed a five-year police and public services levy. That levy is set to expire in June of 2020. If passed this measure will levy 63 cents per $1,000 of assessed value to fund police and public safety services for five years beginning in July of 2020.
Passing this levy will allow the King City Police Department to:
Maintain police services at their current level, increase supervision, retain experienced officers, provide officer training, and continue participation in the Washington County-wide PPDS Records System. This cost would be approximately $7.88 per month or $94.50 a year on a home assessed at $150,000.
The King City Police Department works with other police departments and agencies in Washington County and pays fees associated with that work. Because of the call volume of recent calls, King City has passed the small city threshold for reduced rates, and expenses related to air time are expected to increase from $24,000 per year to between $52,000 and $54,000 per year.
It is estimated that the proposed rate would raise:
$347,684 in 2020-21, $360,404 in 2021-22, in $373,573 in 2022-23, $386,399 in 2023-24, and $397,991 in 2024-25.