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I've already received thousands of letters from children all over the world, and I haven't even sat down with Mrs. Claus for Thanksgiving yet! I have my little helpers doing all they can to sort through all of your wishes this year, but with the winter holiday season starting earlier and earlier every year, I'm afraid I may not be getting everyone's letters.
Community Events, November 2014
We urge a yes vote on this vital measure. Without it, the department will be forced to reduce on duty staffing which could lead to closed fire stations and increased response times.
I just received my Voters Pamphlet and I had some concerns with some of the information the Vote No! on East Pierce Fire and Rescue Proposition 1 committee is putting out there.
This November, the fire district is asking voters to renew a maintenance and operations levy. If approved, it would renew the expiring levy at the current, annual levels of approximately 37 cents per $1,000 of assessed property values through 2018.
Public participation is necessary to our democracy, whether we are involved in a national election or a local school levy. As the western writer Louis L’Amour said, “To make democracy work, we must be a nation of participants.”