No surprise – Renton bond measure for May 20 states “No tax-rate increase (rate remains a low $3.44/$1,000 of assessed value).”
The mailouts make it sound like there will be no tax increase if the May 20 bond measure, which failed on its last try, is approved. The Renton School Board should inform the voters that if it passes their property tax will go up.
They should work harder on putting all the facts on the table, like what the cost will be if your house is valued at $350,000 at the $3.44 per $1,000.
Renters also have to remember that their RENT will increase when these bond measures are passed. This bond measure is not needed.