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ELECTION - 2/12/13 - Chuckanut Park District

Should we make a Park District and who's running?

Shall the Chuckanut Community Forest Park District with boundaries encompassing Precincts 250, 251, 252, 257, 258, 260, 261, 262, 263, 264, 265, and the portion of Precinct 259 west of Interstate 5, all within the City of Bellingham, be created?

Voter approval will create a "Chuckanut Community Forest Park District" governed by the board of commissioners elected simultaneously. The District would have all the powers provided in Ch.35.61 RCW, including, but not limited to, maintaining, improving and acquiring parks and recreational facilities; issuing bonds; and levying general taxes to the limit spelled out in RCW 35.61.100 upon real property within the District. The intended property tax levy rate of twenty eight cents per thousand dollars of assessed value would, in ten years, repay the inter-fund loan made from the Greenways Endowment Fund for the purchase of the "Hundred Acre Wood" by providing a dedicated funding source.

***See the arguments for and against this measure***

Commissioner Races - Positions 1-5