Klamath County voters reject fire district bond measure

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Voters have chosen to not answer a call for help from Klamath County Fire District #1.

A 2 million dollar bond measure to buy 5 fire trucks and 5 ambulances was rejected by over 52% of voters.

Fire Chief John Spradley believes the vote reflects the economy…

“I think not only are we struggling as a district, but the taxpayers are saying they’re struggling as well.”

Chief Spradley says he now has to look at different ways to deal with an aging fleet of emergency vehicles…

“The problems that we had yesterday are the same issues that we have today.  So we’re going to have to take a look at things, look for some creative solutions.”

The fire district board will meet in 2 weeks to discuss those alternatives.

Tuesday’s election sparked a 41% voter turnout in Klamath County.

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