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By Riley Kankelberg
Cheney Free Press 

Spokane Fire District 3 levy on its way to passing


Last updated 8/3/2021 at 10:24pm

CHENEY — According to the initial results of the August 3 elections, the Spokane County Fire District 3 succeeded in passing their property tax levy for fire protection and emergency medical services. The proposition received 3,093 votes to approve (76.88%) and 930 votes to reject (23.12%). The measure restores the district levy from $1.42 per $1,000 of assessed value to $1.50 per $1,000 of assessed value.

“We’re pleased to have the support and trust of the community,” Fire Chief Cody Rohrbach said. “It’s well timed, too, because we’ve broken records over the past month for firefighter response.”

As ballots are still in the process of being counted, the results of the election are not final.

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Author Bio

Riley Kankelberg, Reporting Intern

Riley is a 2021 summer reporting intern from Western Washington University. Her internship is based in Cheney and sponsored by the International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors.

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