Deschutes County 911 Operations Tax Levy Renewal, Measure 9-93 (May 2013)

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A Deschutes County 911 Operations Tax Levy Renewal measure was likely approved on the May 21, 2013, election ballot in Deschutes County, which is in Oregon.

This measure authorized the Deschutes County to renew a property tax levy of $0.20 per $1,000 of assessed valuation for five years in order to fund 911 emergency services in the district. For details on this tax see the Summary under the Text of measure section below.[1]

Election results

Measure 9-93
County: Yes No
Votes  % Votes  %
Deschutes County 24,723 77.27% 7,271 22.73%
Jefferson County unknown unknown unknown unknown
Totals: unknown unknown unknown unknown
These election results are from the Deschutes County elections office and the Jefferson County elections office.
Jefferson County election results are currently unavailable. This page will be updated when they are.

Text of measure

Question on the ballot:

Shall County 911 Service District impose $0.20 per $1000 of assessed value for operations for five years beginning 2013-2018?

This measure renews current local option taxes.[1][2]


The current taxing authority for the Deschutes County 911 County Service District is a permanent rate limitation of $0.16 per $1000 of assessed value. This rate is based on a tax base passed by voters in 1994. In 2008 Voters approved a five-year operating levy of $0.23 per $1000 of assessed value. That levy will expire June 30, 2013. After hearing public comment, the Board desires to propose a reduced rate of $0.20 per $1000 of assessed value.

Funds provided by this five-year local option tax would be used to:

• Maintain revenue to continue 911 operations at current levels;
• Continue the Emergency Preparedness Network (EPN), which notifies residents by telephone of emergency situations in their area; and
• Make technology improvements to include transitioning to Next Generation 911 to enhance efficiency of the public safety agencies within Deschutes County.
This measure would provide operational funding and space for 911 emergency services for five years.

The proposed rate would raise approximately $3,442,774 in 2013-2014; $3,546,056 in 2014-2015; $3,652,438 in 2015-2016; $3,762,011 in 2016-2017; and $3,874,871 in 2017-2018.[1][2]


For multiple arguments in favor of this measure see the County Voter Guide (dead link).


No statement was submitted in opposition to this proposition. If you have an argument that you would like posted here please email

See also

External links


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Deschutes County May 21, 2013 Voter’s Guide (dead link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.