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Woodway taxes thinly disguised, inequitable | Letter to the Editor


Last updated 10/20/2020 at 8:42pm

On Oct. 19, the Town of Woodway Council passed Resolution 2020-619 to implement a utility franchise fee and utility tax. While both will be levied directly on Olympic View Water and Sewer, it's understood that these charges will be passed in full to Olympic View Woodway customers and will result in a 16% increase in the cost of both water and sewer services.

The council also approved Resolution 2020-620, which raises Woodway property tax rates by 1%. The council implemented these taxes without voter approval.

The 1% tax increase is automatic per state law and doesn't require voter approval...

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