How much would you pay if a Fire Benefit Charge is approved? Calculate it here

Unofficial online calculators - presented here - are based on the RFA Committee's 'Formula 3B' being proposed to the cities tomorrow



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  • Plymouth

    Where is the analysis of the problem with the existing fire departments? And once the problems/drawbacks associated with the existing fire departments are identified -- what are the arguments that this Fire Authority is the best solution? It should be the Council's first priority to tell residents of Olympia and Tumwater WHY this Fire Authority is better and what benefits it offers that are missing today.

    There is already a proliferation of districts able to collect property taxes affecting residents of Olympia, under their own authority -- Thurston County - City of Olympia - Port of Olympia - Timberland Regional Library = PUD#1 - Medic One - Olympia School District.

    What is the argument for removing fire protection from the general fund and creating another administrative bureaucracy able independently to assess property taxes?


    Monday, October 24, 2022 Report this

  • C K

    put lipstick on a pig; it's still a pig. Call this "charge" whatever you want BUT it's still a tax. NO MORE TAXES... period. Reduce government, at every level.

    Monday, October 24, 2022 Report this

  • JamesGeluso

    C K wants to reduce government at every level. Don’t just defund the police, defund the fire department!

    Tuesday, October 25, 2022 Report this

  • RileyJ

    I think Plymouth nailed it. I have seen nothing that justifies another bureaucracy that costs money. I think it is a cash grab with no advantage to taxpayers (yes, a tax by any other name is still a tax). The current system seems to work fine. I have three beautiful fire stations within one mile of my house.

    Tuesday, October 25, 2022 Report this