Curry County Public Safety Levy Fails

A Taxing Ordeal For Curry CountyCURRY COUNTY, Ore. — After a disappointing Election Day for Curry County public safety, the state may have to get involved.

Curry County voters decided not to pass a measure to raise 3 million dollars for the sheriff’s office. It called for 134 dollars per 100,000 dollars of assessed property value. 58% of voters said “No”.

County leaders have said they would approach the governor if this happened. He now has the ability to declare a “public fiscal emergency” if the county cannot provide a minimally adequate level of public safety services.