The City of Washougal presents Proposition 11, a Replacement Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Levy, that will ask voters to renew the expiring EMS Levy in the upcoming November 7th general election. Washougal voters last renewed the EMS Levy at a rate of fifty cents ($.50) per $1,000 of assessed valuation in the 2018 General Election. This proposition is aimed at guaranteeing the ongoing provision of healthcare services in emergency scenarios for our residents.
The EMS levy is a dedicated source of funding used for the provision of emergency medical services in Washougal. Emergency medical services are a fundamental component of a community's infrastructure. Washougal voters have repeatedly approved an EMS levy over the decades. The current EMS levy will expire at the end of 2023.
Proposition 11 Replacement EMS Levy Key Facts:
- Proposition 11 will establish stable funding for essential lifesaving services for the years 2024-2029.
- Proposition 11 will ensure the retention of adequately trained medical personnel and maintain the existing levels of efficiency in emergency response times.
- EMS levy funds are restricted to providing EMS services and will be used to continue the provision of these services in the Washougal community.
All residents are encouraged to participate in the forthcoming election and cast their vote regarding Proposition 11. The EMS levy is instrumental in maintaining Washougal's emergency medical services.
Ballots for the November 7, 2023, election will be mailed October 20 and must be postmarked by November 7, or dropped at a ballot box by 8 pm on November 7th. For information on how to register to vote, please go to https://clark.wa.gov/elections/registering-vote. For ballot deposit locations please go to https://clark.wa.gov/elections/ballot-deposit-locations.
For comprehensive information on Proposition 11, please visit https://cityofwashougal.us/Proposition11.