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Levy protects rescue services | Letters

I am writing this letter to ask all concerned citizens to please vote yes for the South King Fire and Rescue Maintenance and Operations Levy on Aug. 7.

The fire district cannot charge for the services it provides. It is totally dependent upon property taxes that are calculated from property values.

We all know that home values have been declining. The fire district has lost more than 22 percent of the annual operating budget, and has eliminated 26 staff positions.  We cannot afford to let our services decline any further. I am asking all of you to support our firefighters and the emergency services that protect all of us by voting yes.

I realize our economy is hurting and we of course want government to be efficient, but this is too important to ignore. Thank you for understanding.

Jack Stanford, Federal Way

 

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