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You pay $200 to $418 million plus increased taxes forever. We have one month to stop the LID by sending in a protest. Here is the no-LID progress to date. Background In 2012, Mayor Mike McGinn proposed redeveloping the Waterfront with an extensive set of parks, boulevards,...

City Council Voted 8-0 to Proceed with the Waterfront LID City Council voted on Monday and passed a "Resolution of Intent" to form the Waterfront LID. This action does not create the LID, but rather put into motion a series of events that may lead up to the establishment...

City Council Meeting The full City Council is expected to vote on the LID on Monday. Please stand with us to protest this unjust and unprecedented $200M assessment (tax) that will be levied against 2% of Seattle property owners. Full City Council Meeting May 21, 2:00 to 4:00...

Yesterday a Seattle City Council committee reviewed the proposed LID. Councilmembers Debora Juarez, Lorena Gonzales, and Teresa Mosqueda heard public comments and met with the Office of the Waterfront. Despite our turnout and the many excellent statements by LID opponents, the committee passed a measure for the LID proposal to go...

At one time, the residential assessment was projected at 30% of the $200M LID before it was decreased to 12%. Our collective front against the LID--our letters, phone calls, and meetings with city officials--has made a difference. There's more to do. The proposed LID assessment remains unjust, and it is simply...

This just in: Today at 12:00 Noon, KUOW host Bill Radke will host a LID discussion between No Waterfront LID Coalition member Karen Gielen and former Seattle mayor Charles Royer.  Both guests have written Op-Eds published in the Seattle Times. See Karen Gielen's "Seattle's Assessment for the Waterfront is Unfair, Unaffordable" (published April...

The Seattle Office of the Waterfront has posted preliminary assessments for each property. To see yours, visit their website's property search tool and enter your address. Click your parcel number and your unit to see your preliminary assessment. The preliminary assessments are put forth by the Office of the Waterfront. The...

"The Seattle City Council has discovered a new way to raise hundreds of millions of dollars of new revenue that circumvents limits on property taxes and bypasses the need for citywide voter approval: a Seattle WaterfrontLocal Improvement District, or LID." - Resident Karen Gielen in The Seattle Times The...