Seattle Property Taxes Just Increased

Owning a home and living that “American Dream” is going to cost you double.  Voters just passed a $232 million dollar education levy last Tuesday.

This yes vote (59% yes) doubles what you’re paying now and will be taken from your property taxes each year. Congratulations Seattle.  I find it amazing considering all the corruption in our education system (superintendent Maria Goodloe-Johnson) or just reading all the wasted school revenue each year.  We have proven that plenty of revenue is generated for the school system already.  Next year (less than that I bet) we will be hearing how the school system is broke again.  Bus routes will be cut. The teachers will be on the front line walking out of the classrooms because you know all the money isn’t going to support them or increase their wages at all.  At least I will have something to write about and reference again here at the Emerald City Journal.  It would be the first time I told you so though.

The system is broke voters you can’t fix this with more money.  It’s a management problem.  The top managers make all the money “managing” while the little folk teaching the children get screwed over with less money and even less support.

The only good thing about this is hopefully voters will see the light at the end of the tunnel now.  They will stop funding this toilet bowl of a system where the procedures and management are so messed up.  I suspect, however, next year they will pull the strings to your heart again saying “it’s for the kids & teachers” and get another passed.


Having lived in the Pacific Northwest his entire life, Jeff understands and delivers a different perspective about politics. Even though many may disagree with his language and writing style, you can't debate his passion for the Seattle area and his committment to a better society.

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  1. I haven’t been able to pay in years it’s too expensive. Maybe next year I can afford it. I guess they put a lien on your property and even foreclose on your property if you don’t pay for few years.

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