Voters In Tuesday's Special Election Say Yes to School, Public Safety, and Fire Funding Measures

Nov 7, 2017

A Springfield jail and police levy appears to have been approved in Tuesday’s special election, by about 68 percent. It is a levy of $1.40 per $1,000 assessed value for five years beginning in July 2018. The levy is a renewal which funds the municipal jail and city police.

An amendment to the Eugene city charter appears to be passing, with an approval rate of 75 percent. It is meant to clear confusion in future elections filling the vacant mayor or councilor position. 

A bond that will fix Eugene streets as well as fund bicycle and pedestrian projects appears to be passing, with an approval rate of 61 percent.

A $4 million Lowell school bond was approved by voters Tuesday with a yes vote of 70%. This passage will increase property taxes to generate state funding and means repairs to school buildings.

Oakridge voters approved a $6.2 million bond. This general obligation bond brings safety upgrades and renovations.

And Florence voters renewed a levy for Siuslaw School District.

Voters in South Lane County, Upper McKenzie and North Springfield approved renewals for local fire district levies.

Benton County voters approved a public safety levy in Tuesday’s special election. The measure was approved with 69% in favor. It’s a renewal of a 5-year levy that funds the rental of 40 jail beds and pays for health services.

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