Why is Redmond Fire & Rescue asking for this levy?

Redmond Fire & Rescue provides fire suppression coverage to 133 square miles and ambulance coverage to 294 square miles of Redmond, Cline Falls, Eagle Crest, Terrebonne, and unincorporated Deschutes, Jefferson, and Crook counties. Demand for emergency services is growing, with more than 7,100 calls in 2022. The Fire District has experienced a 68% increase in call volume and approximately a 26% increase in population over the past 10 years. 

To keep up with the increased demand for services, Redmond Fire & Rescue is proposing to replace the current local option levy, approved by voters in 2020. Funding from the proposed local option levy will be used to hire additional Firefighter/Paramedics which will allow for faster, more effective, and more efficient emergency response.

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1. What is a Local Option Levy?
2. Why is Redmond Fire & Rescue asking for this levy?
3. What will you do with the revenue from a passed Local Option Levy?
4. What happens if the Local Option Levy does not pass?
5. What is the impact to property owners?
6. What is the difference between assessed value and market value?
7. Where can I receive more information about the Local Option Levy?