King County Executive Dow Constantine commented last week on the initial ballot count in the August primary: Proposition One passing with 69 percent of vote.
"Thank you to the voters of King County for supporting our parks. King County voters have spoken clearly: We value our incredible system of 200 parks, hundreds of miles of hiking and biking trails, thousands of acres of open space, and such regional gems as Marymoor Park and the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center.
"That’s why this levy is so important. It provides more than 70 percent of the funding to keep these parks open and accessible to all.
"And what better way to celebrate the 75th anniversary of King County Parks, which operates, maintains, and enhances this legacy of fields, trails, and green spaces for the two million people of King County.
"I want to thank all the members of the Parks Levy Task Force, who volunteered countless hours of their time to protect our high quality of life here in King County. And a special thanks to all those who work for King County Parks – you do a tremendous job keeping our parks green and vibrant."