Decision 2014: Debate on King County Prop. 1


by KING 5 News

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 7:05 PM

Updated Tuesday, Apr 15 at 7:21 PM

Next Tuesday is Election Day. April elections usually don't get much attention, but there's a hot issue this year - Proposition 1 on the King County ballot.

King County Prop. 1 is a tax measure to pay for Metro bus service and road maintenance. It calls for a .1% sales and use tax and a $60 car tab fee. 60% of the money will go to Metro transit, mostly to preserve bus routes that would otherwise be cut; the remaining 40% is earmarked for roads in several cities and in unincorporated areas of King County.

Representatives for both sides of the issue participated in a short informal debate on KING 5 News on Tuesday:

Kate Joncas
Downtown Seattle Association, President
Co-chair of campaign – Yes on Prop 1 

Dick Paylor
Past chair of the pro-roads Eastside Transportation Association
Urges No on Prop 1

WEB EXTRA: You can watch additional comments from both sides of the issue below:

WATCH: Kate Joncas - Yes on Prop 1

WATCH: Dick Paylor - No on Prop 1

Related links:

List of locations in King County to drop off your ballot