Seattle property taxes rise 43 percent in 4 years; hundreds prepare to flee

The Seattle Times reports that hundreds of home owners are preparing to sell their homes and leave the city. Property taxes have risen more than 40 percent during the past 4 years.

The city has become known for pro-government politics, and its voters seem to vote for every proposed mill levy. In some areas, mill-levy votes have increased property taxes significantly.

Two years ago, the Seattle City Council voted to impose a $15-per-hour minimum wage.