Public Safety Background Info

Public Safety Background Info

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Public Safety Ballot Measure Background Information (information last updated on September 7, 2022)

The City of Fountain’s Police and Fire/EMS services are being stretched due to a growing population and rising crime rates. Residential housing growth in Fountain is accelerating dramatically with an estimated 17,000 to 23,000 people moving into our community in future years. Without additional resources, it will be difficult for our Police and Fire Departments to provide an acceptable level of services to Fountain residents.

  This November, the citizens of the City of Fountain will vote on a public safety ballot measure to create an annual, dedicated $1.7 million funding source for the city’s Police, Fire/EMS services, personnel, and programs. The ballot measure asks voters to approve a 6.1-mill property tax increase. A 6.1-mill increase would cost a homeowner about $188 annually or $16 per month for a home with an assessed value of $410,000.

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