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Local Option Levy
Levy Approval
In May 2014, 66 percent of voters approved a five-year, replacement local option levy to ensure fast and effective emergency response. Toward that goal, the levy will retain firefighters hired since 2000, add up to 44 firefighters, purchase apparatus, and contribute to the construction of new stations and resources throughout the district to meet increasing service demands.

Capital Construction Project List

2000
  • TVF&R's local option levy is first approved by voters.
  • Cost: .25 cents per $1,000/assessed value.
  • This levy had 51.7% voter approval.
How Levy Funds Have Been Used:
               
  • Hiring and retaining 42 firefighter medics. This allowed nine engine companies to increase from three to four-person crews, making faster fire attack possible. Two rescue units were also added, allowing teams of paramedics to provide additional emergency medical coverage. Hiring and retaining six support staff positions in training, technology, incident analysis, and accounting functions.
  • Firefighting safety equipment, including breathing devices and thermal imagers were replaced.
  • Rescue tools for accident scenes were purchased.
  • Wildfire suppression and rescue vehicles were added to our response fleet.
  • Implementation and continued development of the Mobile Data Terminals, which access detailed site maps, building layouts, and information on hazardous chemicals, were purchased and deployed to fire engines and command vehicles.
  • Advanced heart defibrillators were purchased.
  • A new training tower was constructed.
  • Support of district operations, including hiring and training of personnel, equipment, and other tangible items supporting emergency response operations.
2004
  • Voters renew the levy.
  • Cost: .25 cents per $1,000/assessed value.
  • This levy had 71% voter approval.
2008
  • Voters renew a levy.
  • Cost: .25 cents per $1,000/assessed value.
  • This levy had  61% voter approval.
2014
  • Voters support replacement levy, Measure 34-211.
  • Cost: .45 cents per $1,000/assessed value.
  • This levy had 66% voter approval.