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Vote yes on Orcas fire levy | Letter

We write in support of the upcoming vote on a taxation levy to fund the Orcas Island Fire and Rescue department. We are personal beneficiaries of the quick, professional, and warmly human services of OIFD, and take some comfort in the future availability of the same. We believe the levy proposal to be both well considered and balanced, in that sweet spot of the perpetual battle between adequate and inadequate tax-funded public services. It would truly be a pity for us to let the revenue for our fire and rescue slip down the steep slope beyond adequate ... as we’ve seen too often in past years (e.g., our ferry services). Please join us in voting for this levy!

Steven Jung

Susan McBain

Olga

 

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