By ERIC A. HOWALD
Of the Keizertimes
In the coming months, Keizer residents should expect to hear a lot about the Keizer Fire District’s response times, increases in call volume and the ways in which a 59-cent local option levy will allow the organization to continue responding with a high level of service.
On Tuesday, members of the Keizer Fire District Board of Directors received a full briefing on the results of a recent poll conducted to determine how much support there might be for such a levy, which is expected to appear on the November ballot. Chuck Adams of New Media Northwest provided a detailed look into the results of the polling that was conducted in June.
“The Keizer Fire District continues to have extremely positive reputation and is a well-received (organization),” Adams said, adding that those will likely be factors in any success at the ballot box.
The poll looked not only at the district’s reputation among residents, but tested response to the wording of the actual ballot measure and what arguments might make for the most effective political campaign. Among the 383 respondents who completed the six-minute survey, the response measure met with 64 percent approval, 23 percent said they would vote against the measure and 13 percent were undecided with about a 6 percent margin of error.
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