Vote no on Sunset Empire Recreation District bond Measure 4-196.
Property taxes were recently raised 15 percent for the $100 million school bond measure.
This bond measure would nearly double (75 percent increase) your property tax levy for Sunset Empire Park and Recreation. Renters would also feel the effect.
Properties in the Sunset Empire District are already heavily burdened with a tax levy that Gearhart and Cannon Beach are unencumbered by.
The bond would make our park district tax levy the fourth highest in the entire State of Oregon. It would take $58 million in tax dollars out of our community over the next 20 years.
The project has not been vetted by the City of Seaside or the Seaside School District with regard to additional land required for parking requirements.
We cannot afford another drain on our tax dollars for a $20 million gym. The Sunset Empire Park District is the 15th largest park and recreation district in the state, but is funded as the seventh largest. Sunset Empire is already grossly overfunded for a community of our size.