Letter to editor: Support Fire District 1 levy on general election ballot

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Editor:

I urge voters to support Fire District 1’s Proposition 1 on the general election ballot. It will help the fire district to hire, train and equip more firefighters.

Calls for service have increased more than 12% in 2016. As the chairman of the Fire District 1 Board of Commissioners, I can assure you that more firefighters are needed to keep response times down as call volumes increase.

Fire District 1 innovates with community paramedics, fall prevention programs, and natural disaster preparedness.

Proposition 1 asks voters in the unincorporated area of Fire District 1 to reauthorize the fire levy at the same rate that was approved by voters in 2008: $1.50 per $1,000 of assessed value. It is not a new tax.

Please help Fire District 1 to help you, and vote yes on Proposition 1!

Sincerely,
Jim McGaughey

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