Elections

Fire Chief looking for voter help to prevent cuts to emergency services

October 17, 2013
A measure on the November ballot will ask voters in the Carbondale and Rural Fire Protection District to increase their taxes in order to avoid a 40% budget cut to emergency services in the area. Fire and EMS workers get their funding from property taxes, and as property values continue to fall, Carbondale Fire Chief Ron Leach hopes voter support of Ballot Question 4B will save the fire department from layoffs and decreased response time to emergencies. KDNK's Ed Williams talked to Chief Leach about the measure.
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