So the voting public was a little confused last month when the word “permanent” was introduced in front of the Emergency Management Services levy.
The idea behind the long-supported expense here in North Kitsap wasn’t altered — just the concept of renewing the much-needed programs.
Next month, North Kitsap Fire and Rescue and the Poulsbo Fire Department will be seeking a six-year levy.
Officials from both crews acknowledge that the ballot language for the General Election is much cleared and should hopefully result in fewer scratched heads and more “yes” votes.
How vital is passing the EMS levy?
How vital is an ambulance and certified crews when you’ve just wrapped the family car around a tree and are bleeding from your head?
In that unfortunate situation you shouldn’t be wondering “if” help is on the way, you should be wondering “when” it will arrive.
EMS should never be an “if” for the residents and visitors to North Kitsap. It’s the biggest quality-of-life issue on the ballot and one we whole-heartedly support.