Vote YES for Public Safety!
Important Public Safety Measure on the May Ballot
The Vote YES for Public Safety campaign is asking for your support to ensure that our community members understand the importance of passing this critical funding source for public safety. Hood River County has made significant cuts, depleted its financial reserves, and can no longer maintain current levels of county services without additional revenue.

The County’s population has increased 24% since 2000 and public safety staffing levels have not kept pace. A 20% increase in calls to the Sheriff’s Office over the last 10 years has resulted in slower call response times and the inability to safely staff law enforcement patrol to provide 24/7 coverage countywide.

The County Commissioners are requesting voters approve a five-year public safety levy of $.78/$1,000 assessed property value. This is an $.11 decrease in the amount put forth in the ballot measure last May and will provide much needed funding for the following:

  • Law Enforcement Patrol
  • Criminal Investigations including Child Abuse and Domestic Violence
  • Criminal Prosecution
  • Emergency Management
  • Courthouse Security

The revenue from this measure would retain 11 existing law enforcement patrol positions and provide additional public safety personnel to support 24/7 patrol coverage. Without this revenue, public safety positions will be eliminated and the Sheriff will not be able to provide 24/7 patrol coverage.

We hope you’ll decide to support a Safe Hood River County.

2149 Cascade Ave, Suite 106A, PMB 116 • Hood River, OR 97031 •

2149 Cascade Ave, Suite 106A, PMB 116
Hood River, OR 97031