u 2013 February 12 Special Election

Rockford Proposition 1 (Feb. 12, 2013)

About this measure

Proposition 1 would establish a contract with Spokane County Sheriff’s Office and the town of Rockford. The levy would increase property tax by $1.43 per $1,000 assessed value of the home and would raise about $33,000. If approved, law enforcement services would begin in 2014.


Town of Rockford

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