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Seattle Transportation Levy Would Pay For Bridges, Sidewalks, Bike Lanes

Replacing aging bridges and re-paving major arterials are two things a Seattle levy on this year’s ballot promises to do. Seattle Proposition 1 would put $930 million into transportation projects over the next 9 years. It's a replacement, of sorts, for Seattle's Bridging the Gap levy, which is expiring. However, the new property tax measure will cost homeowners more than the old one did. The tax would cost the owner of a median priced ($450,000) Seattle home about $275 per year or $12 extra in property taxes a month. The expiring Bridging the Gap levy cost the same homeowner $130 per year. To kick off the campaign for Seattle Proposition 1, labor, business and social service advocates join

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