My business and the 24 other businesses that lease from me are about to be destroyed or, at minimum, lifestyles severely diminished directly by Jefferson County.
I recently received a new tax assessment containing a 50 percent increase. My taxes for 2017 were $15,600. With the new assessment, it goes to $22,610, and with potential increases, I estimate it could go as high as $27,500.
This is ruinous and it will hurt the local businesses that do business in our complex.
Port Townsend School District bond, approved in 2016 for 20 years at $1.178 per $1,000 property value.
Washington state education budget increase for 2018 at 91 cents per $1,000 property value.
And now the proposed Home Opportunity Fund for seven years, which would be 36 cents per $1,000 value. Add it up.
Overall, it’s $2.448 cents per $1,000 property value.