Due to unforeseen circumstances, our August 2017 meeting of the 26th LD Democrats is CANCELLED.
Please plan on attending our September meeting which will be held on Thursday, September 7th, 2017 at 7 PM at Givens Community Center, 1026 Sidney Ave, Port Orchard 98366.
We will be holding our yearly picnic on Sunday August 20th from noon – 4PM at Horseshoe Lake County Park. See flyer below.
Also, we will be having our booth at the Bremerton Blackberry Festival in downtown Bremerton on the boardwalk during Labor Day Weekend (Sept 2-4, 2017) If you’re interested in taking a shift please let Johanna Baxter (hannie) know either by email (email@example.com) or by phone (360) 633-6780.
Our deepest apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused you. For additional questions or information please contact Johanna Baxter, Kitsap vice chair by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (360) 633-6780. Thank you so much and see you at the picnic!
Here are the minutes from our July 2017 General Membership meeting. These are some highlights:
- Guest speaker Laura Hyde on how to help local youth
- Updates on candidates running for local office in our 26th LD
- Candidate statements and LD26 Democrats endorsements for Port of Tacoma Commissioner, Bremerton City Council and other races
- Details on Horseshoe Lake BBQ on Sunday, August 20
- Upcoming events at which you can make a difference!
LD26 Democrats endorsed the upcoming renewal of the South Kitsap Fire and Rescue Levy. Please, return your ballot marked Yes!
This proposed levy renewal is the opportunity for SKFR to restore the taxation lid back to the allowable cap of $1.50 per $1000 of assessed valuation (AV). It will generate the revenue needed to hire firefighters and re-staff two of the fire stations that were unstaffed in 2014.
We have the least number of firefighters per 1000 citizens compared to our surrounding jurisdictions. Let’s get back to full staffing!
Services provided by SKFR include, but are not limited to, all types of natural and human-made emergencies including fire responses, ALS and BLS emergency-medical services and transports, rescue events, hazardous conditions, emergent and non-emergent service calls, company inspections, fire investigations, code enforcement, and public education and information.
The fire district receives no ongoing county, state and federal funding. The majority of the SKFR budget comes from two, separate tax levies from local property taxes. This measure is one of the two.