Mason County Fire District Levy Implementation (April 2012)

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A Mason County Fire District Levy Implementation measure was on the April 17, 2012 ballot in the fire district area which is in Kitsap and Mason Counties.

This measure was approved

  • YES 1,648 (75.8%)Approveda
  • NO 526 (24.2%)[1]

This measure sought to implement a levy set at a rate of $.50 per $1,000 of assessed value for a period of six years in order to further pay for maintenance and operational costs in the district.[2] District officials had been stressing the point that this was not a new tax but would just replace a current levy in the district which is set to expire; the money would only maintain current services. The current levy accounts for around eighteen percent of the total district budget. District officials were hopeful the measure will be approved as it has been all the previous times it has been voted on.[3]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

The Board of Commissioners for Mason County Fire Protection District No. 2 adopted Resolution No. 263, concerning a proposition to finance maintenance and operations expenses. This proposition would authorize the District to levy taxes for the provision of emergency medical services pursuant to RCW 84.52.069 in an amount not to exceed $0.50 per $1,000.00 of assessed valuation for each of six consecutive years beginning with levy year 2012 for collection in 2013. Should this proposition be approved?[4]