For 36 years, Everett has counted on Medic One. Now, Medic One is counting on us…
The City of Everett is requesting the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Levy for Everett Medic One be restored to 50 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value. The emergency medical needs of our community keep growing, though we have shrinking revenues. The EMS Levy significantly funds the cost of life-saving medical training, treatment and transport by the Everett Fire Department, for residents of Everett and those who work here. Last year, Everett Fire responded to 17,237 patients and transported 3,902 patients to the Emergency Room.
Since voters last approved the EMS Levy in 2010, Everett Fire’s call volume has increased by 26%, generating almost 24,000 calls per year. By state law, taxing districts are limited to an increase of 1% annually, except by voter approval. Because of this annual limit, the effective rate for the EMS Levy has dropped to 40 cents per $1,000.
87% of Everett Fire calls are medical in nature and its population continues to grow and age. Everett also caters to some of the most vulnerable citizens in our region that require social, mental and medical services.
In 2018, the projected EMS Levy deficit is more than $1 million. The requested 10 cent levy lid lift would restore funding to the EMS Levy back to the 2010 rates and help maintain the current level of service. Please support this lifesaving service.
Vote yes on Proposition #3.
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