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  • Fire Protection District 8 Proposition 14 authorizes a four-year levy on excess property taxes to replace an expiring levy funding basic maintenance and operations costs.

    When a loved one is experiencing a health crisis, the last thing on our minds should be whether or not our firefighters and ambulance services have the funding they need to help. Our community is safer and healthier when we have 24/7 access to emergency crisis response equipped with updated tools and infrastructure.

    Last year, the Board of Fire Commissioners of Fire Protection District 8 determined that without additional funding, the fire district cannot continue its current level of emergency medical and fire services. With the current maintenance and operations levy expiring, it is now up to voters to authorize a new levy at an approximate rate of $0.93 per $1,000 in assessed value -- which would cost the owner of a median $575,000 Whatcom home around $535 a year. This would fund necessary improvements and allow staffing and equipment funding to meet community needs. If passed, the levy would cover staffing for the two fire stations for 24 hours a day and replacements for engines, ambulances, and other emergency equipment.

    Vote Yes on Fire Protection District Proposition 14 to properly fund emergency services for Marietta and the Lummi Nation on Gooseberry Point.

    Last updated: 2024-01-24

    Fire Protection District 8 Proposition 14 authorizes a four-year levy on excess property taxes to replace an expiring levy funding basic maintenance and operations costs.

    When a loved one is experiencing a health crisis, the last thing on our minds should be whether or not our firefighters and ambulance services have the funding they need to help. Our community is safer and healthier when we have 24/7 access to emergency crisis response equipped with updated tools and infrastructure.

    Last year, the Board of Fire Commissioners of Fire Protection District 8 determined that without additional funding, the fire district cannot continue its current level of emergency medical and fire services. With the current maintenance and operations levy expiring, it is now up to voters to authorize a new levy at an approximate rate of $0.93 per $1,000 in assessed value -- which would cost the owner of a median $575,000 Whatcom home around $535 a year. This would fund necessary improvements and allow staffing and equipment funding to meet community needs. If passed, the levy would cover staffing for the two fire stations for 24 hours a day and replacements for engines, ambulances, and other emergency equipment.

    Vote Yes on Fire Protection District Proposition 14 to properly fund emergency services for Marietta and the Lummi Nation on Gooseberry Point.

    Fire Protection District 8 Proposition 14 authorizes a four-year levy on excess property taxes to replace an expiring levy funding basic maintenance and operations costs.

    When a loved one is experiencing a health crisis, the last thing on our minds should be whether or not our firefighters and ambulance services have the funding they need to help. Our community is safer and healthier when we have 24/7 access to emergency crisis response equipped with updated tools and infrastructure.

    Last year, the Board of Fire Commissioners of Fire Protection District 8 determined that without additional funding, the fire district cannot continue its current level of emergency medical and fire services. With the current maintenance and operations levy expiring, it is now up to voters to authorize a new levy at an approximate rate of $0.93 per $1,000 in assessed value -- which would cost the owner of a median $575,000 Whatcom home around $535 a year. This would fund necessary improvements and allow staffing and equipment funding to meet community needs. If passed, the levy would cover staffing for the two fire stations for 24 hours a day and replacements for engines, ambulances, and other emergency equipment.

    Vote Yes on Fire Protection District Proposition 14 to properly fund emergency services for Marietta and the Lummi Nation on Gooseberry Point.