Apple Valley Fire Board endorses Measure O

By Staff Reports

(Apple Valley)– Last evening the Apple Valley Fire Protection District Board adopted a resolution endorsing Measure O, a 1% Sales Tax measure that if passed by Apple Valley voters in November will “fund General Town Services Including Law Enforcement (Public Safety Services),” reads Resolution 20-006.

The resolution adds that Measure O “will protect property values and the local economy” and the “money raised would stay in Apple Valley to benefit our community and quality of life.”

The Fire Board’s endorsement is the latest in a growing list of local leaders and organizations to endorse Measure O.

San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon, as well as the Sheriff’s Employee’s Benefit Association, recently endorsed the measure due to its focus on increasing revenues that the Town Council has said will be used in part  to add police officers to the Apple Valley station.

Because the new revenues may also be used to improve parks and ball fields, several local youth sports organizations have also endorsed the measure including Apple Valley Little League and Pony League baseball, Apple Valley Storm soccer club, and Apple Valley Rebels youth football and cheer.

The boards of the Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Jess Ranch Homeowners Association have also endorsed the measure.

If approved by Apple Valley voters,  Measure O as it is identified on the ballot, would generate approximately $6-7 million annually for the Town’s general fund which is used to fund law enforcement officers, pay for road construction, improve parks and ball fields, host community events, concerts and recreation programs, and provide reserves to be prepared for future crises or revenue impacts.

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