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Cheney Prop. 1

The city wants to renew a 4 percent tax on their electricity and natural gas bills to pay for street improvements to about five miles of city roads. The tax, which generates about $380,000 a year in revenue and would be extended until 2027, will expire at the end of this year unless reauthorized by voters.

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Cheney Prop. 2

The city also wants to renew the EMS levy of 50 cents per thousand dollars of assessed property value. The current levy will expire at the end of this year, and voters are being asked to reauthorize it for another six years.

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Fire measures

Fire District 9, Prop. 1

The Board of Commissioners of Spokane County Fire Protection District No. 9 adopted Resolution No. 12-11 concerning a proposition to meet the District’s maintenance and operation needs. This proposition would authorize the District to levy the following taxes, in place of an existing levy, upon all taxable property within the District, for support of the District’s Expense Fund expenditures for maintenance, operations and emergency medical services: Levy in 2012 for collection in 2013, a levy rate of approximately $1.73 per $1,000 of assessed value, to provide a levy amount of $6,091,000; Levy in 2013 for collection in 2014, a levy rate of approximately $1.77 per $1,000 of assessed value, to provide a levy amount of $6,294,000.

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Spokane Valley Fire Dept., Prop. 1

The Board of Fire Commissioners of Spokane Valley Fire Department adopted Resolution No. 2012-356 concerning a proposition to meet the District’s maintenance and operation needs. This proposition would authorize the District to levy the following taxes, in replacement of an existing levy, upon all taxable property within the District, for support of the District’s Expense Fund maintenance and operation expenditures as follows: Levy in 2012 for collection in 2013, a levy rate of approximately $1.70 per $1,000 of assessed value, to provide a levy amount of $16,400,000; levy in 2013 for collection in 2014, a levy rate of approximately $1.70 per $1,000 of assessed value, to provide a levy amount of $16,400,000; and levy in 2014 for collection in 2015, a levy rate of approximately $1.70 per $1,000 of assessed value, to provide a levy amount of $16,400,000. As specified in Resolution No. 2012-356.

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