King City Police and Public Safety Local Option Levy - Posted on 8/21/2019


Notice is hereby given that a ballot title referring a measure to the voters of the City of king city has been filed with the City Recorder | City Election Official on August 21th, 2019 for inclusion in the November 5, 2019, General Election. 

The Ballot Title to appear on the ballot shall read as follows:

CAPTION: King City Police and Public Safety Local Option Levy

Question: Shall King City fund Police Services; levy 63 cents per $1,000 assessed value for 5 years beginning 2020-2021?

This measure may cause property taxes to increase more than three percent.

Summary: 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.

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.


Any voter may file a petition for review of the ballot title in the Washington County Circuit Court no later than August 30, 2019.

Copies of Ballot Title are above and available at, 15300 SW 116th Ave, King City Oregon 97224.