Our Community Needs Their Emergency Medical Services (EMS)—We have one of the best in the state.
Let’s Keep it that Way!
* Put Up a Yard Sign
* Send a letter-to-the-editor
* Tell your family, friends, neighbors to vote for Proposition No. 1
The EMS levy is up for renewal and will be on the August 7 primary ballot. Ballots are being mailed out July 18.
Ballots must be postmarked no later than August 7.
If you want a yard sign, send the Skagit County Paramedics a message with your address or leave a comment on their Facebook page, and a volunteer will deliver a sign to your home as soon as possible. https://www.facebook.com/skagitcountyparamedics/ or email Reece Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some of the reasons for the increase are the following:
> average 30% increase in call volume
> growing population
> aging population
> increase in costs for medical supplies and equipment
> decrease in reimbursements from Medicare and Medicaid
SKAGIT COUNTY Proposition No. 1 Continuation of Emergency Medical Services Levy (Skagit County EMS System)
Countywide Ballot Measure:
- Proposition No 1
- Continuation of Emergency Medical Services Levy (Skagit County EMS System)
- Board of Skagit Commissioners adopted Resolution R20180099 concerning continued funding of the countywide emergency medical services system: “Shall Skagit County be authorized to impose regular property tax levies of $0.44 or less per $1,000 of assessed valuation for collection in 2019 and for five consecutive years thereafter?”