A Benton County Health and Safety Services Levy Renewal measure was on the November 6, 2012 election ballot in Benton County, which is in Oregon, where it was approved.
This measure renewed funding for public safety and health services including:
- rental of 40 jail beds
- sheriff's deputies 24-7 patrol and school resource program duties
- substance abuse treatment
- juvenile counseling, outreach and detention capacity
- street crimes and child abuse prosecution
- disease prevention
- mental health, addiction and children's health services
This levy renewal would authorize the continuation of tax at a rate of $7.50 per month or $90 per year for every $100,000 of property's assessed value. This tax would raise approximately $6,111,000 in 2013, $6,279,000 in 2014, $6,486,000 in 2015, $6,664,000 in 2016, and $6,847,000 in 2017.
| Benton County Levy Measure|
| Yes|| 26,365|| 65.03%|
Election results from Benton County, Current Election Results.
Text of measure
Language on the ballot:
|| To continue health and safety services, shall Benton County impose a five-year $.90 per $1,000 assessed valuation beginning 2012?
This measure renews current local option taxes.