I will be voting YES on the fire levy. We currently enjoy outstanding EMS and fire services, much of it provided by volunteers, who deserve the continued support provided by good equipment and staffing. I’d hate to see our Fire Department follow the same path of misery as our ferry system due to lack of funding.
There are likely many causes of the current financial challenges. However, it’s evident to me that our current Board of Fire Commissioners has worked hard to improve and put a plan and budget in place for future success. Our current Board consists of “elected” and “non-elected” members. My hat’s off to those who stepped up when other board members left. It certainly doesn’t make them less qualified to do the job.