Voters are supporting Measure A in Templeton


TEMPLETON Early indications are that Templeton voters approved a special property tax — Measure A — to fund the Templeton Fire Department.

A vote-by-mail special election was held Monday, Aug. 26 and unofficial election results were posted by the San Luis Obispo County Clerk-Recorder’s Office Tuesday evening.

According to the initial results, 1,551 voted yes and 440 voted no on the measure. Ballots are expected to be counted over the coming weeks.

Measure A asked voters if they were willing to pay an extra $180 per property parcel, which is  $15 per month to help fund TFD. It’s expected that if the measure passes it will generate $486,000 per year for the department and make it so TFD could provide services around the clock, seven days a week. The current fund only allows for the station to be staffed for part of the day.

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