The Port of Port Townsend has given notice that it intends to seek a $.45/$1,000 assessed property tax levy.
While I fully understand the Port’s need for the funds, I am not sure we can trust them to use approximately $15 million to be collected wisely. Two thirds of that money will come from Districts 2 and 3 but not one dime has been allocated to the needs of those communities. And there are real needs.
Therefore I support the currently circulating petition to put the property tax levy to a vote of the people. Let’s make the Port Commissioners determine what the comprehensive plan is for these funds so we can determine if it meets the county’s needs. Feel free to email me for a copy of the petition at CommitteeForPortAccountability@mail.com.