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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.
Community Events, October 2014
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.”
Many thanks to Katherine Smith for her comprehensive and helpful coverage of the “fail” label for schools in Washington state.