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Levies, measures on ballot deal with law enforcement, drugs, more


October 14, 2020

Sweet Home voters will see four state initiatives and three local levy renewal requests on their ballots in the upcoming election. Here is a description and analysis of each.

Local Levies

Sweet Home Police Five-Year Operating Levy Renewal

The renewal of this levy would entirely fund the city’s police services through June 2026. The City Council decided earlier this year to maintain the current rate of $7.85 per $1,000 of assessed property value, a rate that was approved by city voters in 2015.

The levy would generate, at the current $7.85 rate, roughly $3.05 million in 2021, $3.1 mil...

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