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EV levies pass, CV too close

02/14/2020

By MIKE HUFFMAN
Managing Editor

 

Voters in the East Valley School District were all in on passing a pair of levies in a special election Tuesday, but in Central Valley? We’ll see.

EVSD voters approved replacement levies for existing programs and infrastructure, while in CV the cost was a bit higher -- $11.8 million, $2.50 for $1,000 assessed valuation for one year. As of Tuesday, approval was teetering just over 50.4 percent in Central Valley.

CV’s levy would pay for existing services and a new public-safety officer.

Levies need over 50-percent support approval, but there are over 1,000 ballots that still need to be counted.

EV voters agreed to just over 56 percent two-year levy for infrastructure projects.  Another levy for replacement programs saw nearly 60-percent support.

The programs levy pays around 60 employees’ salaries and will last for the next four years.
The capital levy will last for the next two years and estimated about $3.5 million each year.
Election turnout as of Tuesday was just over 31 percent.

 

 
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