Mukilteo voters, please join me in voting no on Mukilteo’s Proposition 1. Voting no sends a clear message that we oppose higher sales taxes, higher property taxes and higher car tab taxes. Reasons to vote no:
After Sound Transit’s massive $54 billion tax increase and this Legislature’s massive $13 billion tax increase, Mukilteo’s citizens are already completely overtaxed.
Mukilteo’s 10.3 percent sales tax is already one of the highest in the nation and it will be the highest if Prop. 1 passes (I never imagined taxpayers would accept anything higher than 10 percent).
Escalating property taxes — recently and dramatically increased by the Legislature and Sound Transit — are already brutally expensive. Mortgage and rent payments in Mukilteo are increasingly unaffordable.
Skyrocketing car tab taxes are infuriating because Sound Transit is artificially inflating them by dishonestly calculating them.
Then there’s gas taxes, utility taxes, liquor taxes, tobacco taxes, marijuana taxes, phone taxes, cable taxes, federal income taxes, payroll taxes, business taxes and more. Government is already taking too much out of our family budgets.
The city recently admitted that half the money will go to more bureaucrats, not pavement.
The taxes they impose can be redirected to other things — all they have to do is declare an “emergency” — it happens all the time.
Voting no tells the mayor and every councilmember: You need to prioritize spending and use existing tax revenue more effectively, the taxpayers of Mukilteo strongly oppose any higher taxes or fees.