Will the City Council continue to ignore the severe impacts of higher property taxes that will probably force homeowners out of their homes — especially those on fixed income?
Property tax bills have gone up 18.8 percent; the RTA vehicle registration tax has more than doubled.
Most of that money goes for light rail — none of which will service Kirkland. But we’re paying for it anyway. It’s going for Bellevue and Redmond. Not Kirkland.
Council has the authority to reduce taxes but will they do it as they did several years ago? I doubt it. They don’t care.