Your Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority will have an April election to restore the tax levy limit to $1.00 effective January 1, 2019, for tax collections in April of 2019. This measure proposes to continue the tax portion of the two-part funding system that included a benefit charge.

The Special Election on April 24, 2018, will include Proposition No. 1 for the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority. The ballot measure will ask voters the following question:

Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority Proposition No. 1

The Board of Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority adopted Resolution No. 132 concerning a proposition to maintain and adequately fund Puget Sound Fire operations.

This proposition authorizes Puget Sound Fire to restore its regular property tax levy to a rate of $1.00 per $1,000 of assessed value to be assessed in 2018 and collected in 2019. The funds will maintain and improve fire protection and emergency medical services, maintain staffing, replace apparatus, equipment and facilities and provide for firefighter safety. The maximum allowable levy in 2018 shall serve as the base for subsequent levy limitations as provided by chapter 84.55 RCW.

Should this proposition be:

If you have any questions about Prop No. 1, please call 253-856-4408.
We encourage you to vote and weigh in on this important issue.