Banks, Elections, Washington County

Banks voters on track to approve police funding measure

Early results from Tuesday night's election showed that voters in Banks supported a measure to renew and increase its local operating levy for police services.

According to the first batch of results released by the Oregon Secretary of State, which are considered unofficial until they have been certified, 62.01% were in favor of measure 34-306, compared to 37.99% who voted no. 

The Banks City Council unanimously approved a local option ballot measure draft statement this summer, moving forward plans by the city to renew and increase its local operating levy for police services by placing it on the ballot this November.

The revenue raised by the proposed property tax will pay for a 6% increase in the city’s cost for police services from Washington County Sheriff's Deputies. The revenue will pay for two Washington County Sheriff's deputies and their accompanying police vehicles, and . . .

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