On April 14th, the City Council authorized a ballot measure to renew the 6-year Emergency Medical Services Levy to be placed on the August 4th primary ballot. The renewal of the EMS levy would remain the same at $.50 per $1,000 of assessed valuation. The City is seeking members of committees to write the Pro and Con statements for the voters pamphlet. Members should be available to work together to draft these statements. Based on deadlines set by the Pierce County Auditor’s Office, statements are due to the Clerk by May 11, 2020. Each committee can consist of 3 members, but can also ask the advice of other individuals.

Please submit your interest in serving on the Pro or Con committee by Thursday, May 7 at 5pm, by emailing the City Clerk Jayne Westman at jwestman@cityoffircrest.net or by phone at 253-238-4123.

HISTORY: Fircrest voters approved EMS levies in 1991, 1996, 2002, 2008 and 2014.  At the August 05, 2014 Primary Election, the Fircrest voters approved the EMS levy for the years 2015 through 2020.  The levy was for $0.50 cents per $1,000 of assessed valuation.  The vote was 83.87% in favor of the measure.  That levy expires on December 31, 2020.