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San Juan Emergency Medical Services needed another 278 votes in favor of its ballot measure in order to hit the 60 percent approval rate necessary to pass a permanent levy. Lopez and San Juan Island School District levies both passed.
More information has been added since this article was first posted.
Voters in the areas serviced by San Juan Island Emergency Medical Services, (SJEMS) will decide if the organization should be the same as most other junior taxing districts and have a permanent levy. The libraries, fire departments, hospital district and cemetery districts are some of the organizations funded through permanent levies.
Friday Harbor, WA (January 22, 2014) San Juan Island EMS is a service of the San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1 and provides Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and medical transportation to the residents and visitors of San Juan Island, the Town of Friday Harbor, and the islands of Brown, Pearl, Henry, Speiden, John and Stuart.
San Juan Island School District and Lopez Island School districts are both asking for maintenance and operation levies. If approved, the levies would replace the ones that are set to expire at the end of 2014.
Press Release: Orcas Island Fire and Rescue exists to serve our community. We are committed to protecting your life, the lives of your family and friends, your property, and our environment. As a result, we hope you have greater peace of mind and a sense of security and safety both day and night.