Local Option Levy

Levy Approval

In May 2019, 82.24 percent of voters approved a renewal of TVF&R’s five-year local option levy to ensure fast and effective emergency response. Toward that goal, the levy will retain 92 firefighters and paramedics hired since 2000 and retain some staff positions that support operations. Levy funds will also be used to purchase land for future fire stations, fire hose, firefighting tools, and medical equipment to ensure effective emergency response throughout the district to meet increasing service demands.

Capital Construction Project List


  • 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.


  • Voters renew the levy.
  • Cost: 25 cents per $1,000/assessed value.
  • This levy had 71% voter approval.


  • Voters renew levy.
  • Cost: 25 cents per $1,000/assessed value.
  • This levy had 61% voter approval.


  • Voters support replacement levy, Measure 34-211.
  • Cost: 45 cents per $1,000/assessed value.
  • This levy had 66% voter approval.


  • Voters renew levy.
  • Cost: 45 cents per $1,000/assessed value.
  • This levy had 82.24% voter approval.

How Levy Funds Have Been Used:

Hiring and retaining 92 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.