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Election Date:
November 07, 2006

Seattle, WA

Type: Property Tax

Outcome: Win

Results: Passed, 53.90% - 46.10%

Mayor Nickels proposed a $1.8 billion tax increase to pay for Seattle's backlog of street, bridge and sidewalk repairs, plus a host of transit, bike path and safety improvements.The package would be funded through a mix of property taxes, new taxes on commercial parking lots and an employer tax. If approved by the City Council, the mayor's proposed property tax increase would go to voters for their approval in November. The new parking and employer taxes could be imposed without voter approval.

2017 Results
12
States
17 Measures

Win: 15
Loss:  2

Success Rate: 88%

2016 Results
23 States
77 Measures

Win: 55
Loss: 22

 

Success Rate: 71%

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2015 Results
10 States
34 Measures

Win: 23
Loss: 11

Success Rate: 68%

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2014 Results YTD
18 States
61 Measures

Win: 42
Loss: 19

Success Rate: 69%

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2013 Results
8 States
15 Measures

Win: 11
Loss: 4

Success Rate: 73%