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Posted on: October 28, 2022

[ARCHIVED] How the Road Levy Lid Lift Impacts the Road Fund Over Time

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SAN JUAN COUNTY, WA. October 28, 2022 - San Juan County publishes examples that explain potential outcomes of the road levy. November's ballots will include Resolution No. 20-2022 - a proposition to increase the county road levy to $1.00 per $1,000 of assessed value. The increase will be used to maintain roads and marine facilities, repair storm damage, and enhance roads for pedestrians and cyclists. Read the PDF version of the press release HERE.

How does the road levy lid lift impact the Road Fund over time? 

Under our current road levy, the County may only collect 1% more than the previous year plus the amount of new construction.

Previous Year’s Total + 1% + New Construction = Total Funds Collected

If the permanent single-year lid lift passes, the levy lid bumps up more than 1% in the first year, and then that amount is used to calculate all future limitations. The following year, and all years to follow, revert to increasing by no more than 1% plus the amount of new construction.

Year 1 = New levy amount of $1 per $1,000 of assessed value = Total Funds Collected.

All years to follow = Previous Year’s Total + 1% + New Construction = Total Funds CollectedRoad Levy Outcome example

Read the PDF version of the press release HERE. Learn more about the proposed levy and use the interactive project map on the San Juan County Website.


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