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City Projects 4% Annual Loss of Tax Revenue if Fire Districts Combine

Release Date: 
10/13/2014

The Hermiston City Council voted Monday night to support a ballot issue to consolidate the Hermiston and Stanfield Fire Districts.  If approved, the consolidated district would not cost Hermiston tax payers additional, but would increase tax bills for the surrounding area, due to property tax compression.  The City of Hermiston would lose 4% of its annual property tax revenue, however, if the consolidation is approved.