Jason Chambers at the King Conservation District asked me to let you know about a hearing today on its re-assesstment authorization. The hearing is from 4-6 pm at the Mercer Island Library, and it’s one of a series of 6 hearings concerning the conservation district’s assessment re-authorization.
What is the conservation district’s assessment re-authorization, you ask? Well, it’s a conservation organization that “provides conservation information and technical assistance programs to all landowners within the district’s boundaries (most of King County ) on a voluntary, non-regulatory basis. It provides grants for conservation projects and programs, and initiates community outreach activities including workshops, education programs, site visits, farm plans, and consultation on land, water and wildlife management.”
What it costs is a $10 per parcel/ per year assessment within most of King County. That assessment expires this year and they’re planning to renew it. If you’ve got any comments, go to the library and tell them what you think. To me it sounds like a cheap price for a good cause. And according to the revenue pie from their slideshow, they need it: