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Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos live there. So why is Medina asking its residents to pay more in property taxes?

Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019.  Medina from the air for the Medina initiative story.  Bellevue is in the backround, Medina resting against Lake Washington.   211618 211618

Medina's budget woes mirror other cities across the state that are grappling with a limit on how much a city can ask of its taxpayers, but it's uniquely felt in one of the country’s richest ZIP codes.

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