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Columbia 9-1-1 Looks to Renew Operating Levy

The Operating Levy for the Columbia 9-1-1 Communications District is funded by the citizens on a five-year basis. Originally approved by voters in 1998, the 9-1-1 Operating Fund is due for a five year renewal.

In May 2013, voters will have the opportunity to renew the funding – at the same rate it was approved in 2003 and 2008 and 2 cents less than it was approved in 1998 – and maintain emergency communications service for every citizen in every community in the county.

This is not a new tax, but a renewal of the current Operating Fund levy that will end on June 30, 2014. The renewal measure will require approval by a majority of voters to maintain Columbia 9-1-1 funding. Read More