Election results indicate support for Lane County Parks levy

Election results indicate support for Lane County Parks levy
Posted on 11/09/2022

Early election results indicate support for Lane County Parks Measure 20-335, which would allow a five-year property tax levy to raise money to improve and maintain parks owned and managed by Lane County. 

 

“Seeing the early and strong support is incredible,” said Lane County Parks Manager Brett Henry. “We know our parks are special places and so do Lane County voters. If this levy does ultimately receive the support of a majority of voters, we look forward to making our parks more welcoming, more safe, and increasing our ability to be good environmental stewards.”

 

The levy, which would raise approximately $31 million over five years, would help address the backlog of deferred maintenance in Lane County’s most visited parks, as well as invest in updated facilities, restoration, education, trail improvements and more.

 

Lane County Parks does not receive property tax funding and relies primarily on user fees and tourism-related taxes for support. The Lane County Parks system includes nearly 70 properties and current funding levels do not provide enough support for adequate maintenance and investment in park facilities. 

 

More information about the levy can be found at www.LaneCountyParksLevy.org

 

The estimated tax rate for this levy is $0.16 per $1,000 of assessed value. The median Lane County homeowner is estimated to pay an average of $38 per year for five years.