This November we have the opportunity to make sure our firefighters with Snohomish Regional Fire and Rescue have our full support, by voting yets for Proposition 1. A yes vote will insure fire stations are fully staffed and restore services in public education, the community paramedic program, fire prevention and training. Our fire district is at a critical crossroad where we need to make sure they have the necessary funding to meet the ever-growing needs of our communities.
The fire district is asking that we renew the existing fire levy to the $1.50 per $1,000 of assessed value. We did this as a community in 2017 and if we do this again, the renewal of the fire levy will cost the owner of a $500,000 dollar home approximately $9.58 a month. This is a small price to pay for the peace of mind that anytime, day or night when a medical or fire emergency occurs, Snohomish Regional Fire & Rescue will be there to help.
I would ask all of you to help and join me in voting yes to Proposition 1.