My partner and I bought our first home last year, in Mountlake Terrace. We were looking for affordable housing (which is hard to find in Seattle), a big backyard in which to garden/raise chickens, a safe neighborhood, good schools for our young children–things that all families want.
We love our home, but the City of Mountlake Terrace needs some help cosmetically and in terms of basic infrastructure, in order to support a growing population–we need a city hall, we need a better police station to keep our officers (and thus ourselves) safe, we need community spaces in which to gather, and so on. This city needs a facelift, to entice others to come and enjoy/invest in this city which has so much potential, and to keep MLT residents spending money within MLT.
Yes, Proposition 1 requires all of us to pitch in a few dollars–but per household, the contribution is MINIMAL. Chip in for the sake of the community.