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Measure 26-247 PASSED

On May 21, 2024, Gresham voters passed the city's first tax levy in over 30 years!

This historic decision by voters brings critical relief to the City’s first responders by not only retaining existing public safety personnel but adding new positions to the Gresham Fire Department and the Gresham Police Department. 

“We are extremely grateful for the support of our community,” said Gresham Mayor Travis Stovall. “This levy is a tremendous first step in providing the resources our first responders sorely need and to work towards the safe community Gresham deserves.”

This five-year operating levy will fund 13 new firefighters, nine new sworn police officers and retain an annual average of 30 first responder positions.

The levy's funds will be placed in a dedicated and protected account overseen by a seven-member voluntary committee comprised of Gresham residents. The committee will make regular reports to City Council and oversee an annual audit.

The Safer Gresham Team thanks you for your support of the levy, and understands the difficult choice that many voters had to make in this election. Over the coming weeks, the City of Gresham will finalize the plans for the levy's implementation and will share these updates with the community soon. 


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This levy will give our community the tools and resources we need to continue to support our citizens and grow together.


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"Having sustainable funding for basic local government services is critical to our community's future.  The City of Gresham operates very efficiently, and this modest levy is necessary to operate basic government services."

Dave Dyk, Chair Gresham Finance Committee

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