Commissioner Bill Bryant Champions King County Property Tax Cut

Yesterday, the Port of Seattle Commission voted to cut 2016 property taxes. In 2015, the port collected $73 million. The port's 2016 legal limit is $93 million. At yesterday's budget meeting, Commissioner Bill Bryant moved to cut the King County property tax by $1 million to $72 million in 2016.  The motion passed. 

"Working families have to watch every dime and dollar in their budgets, and governments should too. When government can cut taxes, it should. This year we could and we did,” stated Bryant.

Every year since Commissioner Bryant was elected the port has held property taxes flat or cut them, even as it has expanded services and family wage jobs.

Starting in 2000 the port commission began raising the tax to the point where when Bill Bryant was elected in 2008 it was almost at its maximum legal amount. Every year since Bill’s election (2008) he has successfully worked to cut property taxes or hold them flat. In 2008 the port collected $75.9 million. The budget passed today collects $72 million.

Bill Bryant is a lifelong Washingtonian. He’s built a company that operates on both sides of the mountains. Bill is chairman of BCI: a firm that helps farmers and agricultural companies export their crops. He is recognized as an innovative local government leader, a conservationist, and is the Republican candidate for governor.

Mike Foster