ELECTION 2023: Second round of results for crisis-care levy

The second count is in for the one-issue special election, a nine-year King County property-tax levy to raise $1.25 billion for addressing behavioral health, primarily by building five crisis-care centers. “Approve” picked up a bit of ground after this count – the totals now round to 55 percent approving, 45 percent rejecting. This represents 24 percent of all registered voters, with KCE having received 30 percent of all voters’ ballots so far. They’ll continue releasing daily counts until the results are certified next month.

11 Replies to "ELECTION 2023: Second round of results for crisis-care levy"

  • WestSeattleBadTakes April 26, 2023 (4:13 pm)

    Let’s go! Helping people is wonderful, I’m glad we have enough folks willing to fix our ills and push society forward however imperfect that might be.

  • Plf April 26, 2023 (4:31 pm)

    I voted for this proposal however I am going to watch the progress of the building of the centers and the data/outcomes of acess to services this is intended forIf they come back asking for another billion and the mental health acess doesn’t drastically improve it will be the last time I open my wallet except to support other candidates 

  • DBurns April 26, 2023 (5:09 pm)

    This is great news. Hope it holds! 

  • KT April 27, 2023 (6:47 am)

    Crazy how few people vote in these off elections.  Glad it is passing.

  • Jeff April 27, 2023 (8:01 am)

    Yes!!! So happy for this! We needed it.

  • WS Resident April 27, 2023 (8:37 am)

    They should attach these levies to rentals or across the board taxes instead of always attaching to property taxes. 

    • blaughw April 27, 2023 (12:48 pm)

      As a renter in west seattle for over a decade, I can tell you my rent has gone up by a significantly higher margin than any of these funded levies and measures, combined. My upcoming monthly increase is roughly the same as the annual property tax increase for a $700k home under this levy. My point is: We’re paying too.

      • PDiddy April 27, 2023 (3:30 pm)

        I think the point is that renters usually don’t get an itemized bill, just a rent increase notice. I think if your bill was broken down like our mortgage renters would probably be more likely to vote no on the endless cash grabbing from levys when you see what it will cost you in on a monthly statement. I am sure you understand the impact but a lot of folks dont actually see the numbers so underestimate the impacts of non stop feel good levys. In ten years my property taxes went from 3500\yr to 11000\yr. My salary has NOT kept up. I am dreading to see it after this terrible one.

  • 937 April 27, 2023 (4:53 pm)

    CALLED IT!!!!

    Seattle Times has this passing at 56.63% with just under 30% participation.

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