A proposed property tax levy that King County would use to fund regional behavioral health services and infrastructure, including five crisis care centers that would help provide services and stabilization for those experiencing mental health crises, is currently passing after ballots have been counted.
This article was updated based on the most recent elections released on April 25 at 8:03 P.M.
With 294,714 ballots counted out of King County’s 1,380,642 registered voters:
Proposition No. 1
Approved – 160,205 (54.43%)
Rejected – 134,129 (45.57%)
According to the county, the levy will help increase the amount of available crisis care and behavioral health beds as well as help build and strengthen the behavioral healthcare workforce.
The levy would have a duration of nine years beginning in 2024. The rate in the first year would be limited at $0.145 per one thousand dollars of the prior year’s assessed valuation.