Backers of a public safety measure say improved law enforcement and corrections services will come to Lincoln County, if voters approve it. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.
Measure 21-186 goes before voters in the May election. It’s got the support of the Lincoln County School District, Siletz Valley and Eddyville Charter Schools, and Sheriff Curtis Landers. He’s got a laundry list of restored services handy should the measure pass.
“Number one, we’ll restore 24-7 patrol coverage, which we haven’t had since 1993," Landers says. "We will restore a dedicated, drug-related detective that we haven’t had for four years. It’ll also add back five corrections deputies that we lost in 2009, due to the budget cuts.”
Sheriff Landers says they’ll create an additional school resource deputy, to help keep students safe. Measure 21-186 is a five-year local option tax, with a proposed tax rate of 46 cents per $1,000 of assessed value. Property taxes may increase by more than 3 percent if approved.
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