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Just like in 2017, more than 80% of city voters approved the levy that funds police, fire and parks operations.

PMG FILE PHOTO - Votes tallied for the May 17 election show that Hillsboro voters resoundingly supported a five-year renewal of the local option levy that funds police, fire and parks maintenance services. Hillsboro voters resoundingly supported another five years of the local option levy that funds city police, fire and parks maintenance.

The vote tally was over 82% in favor of a property tax rate of $1.72 per $1,000 of assessed value — nearly the same percentage that voted in favor of the existing levy in 2017.

Despite Hillsboro's sharp growth in the past decade, the local option levy remained at the same rate. The new levy term begins in July 2023 to replace the existing levy that expires next year.

The levy is estimated to raise more than $119 million over the next five years, starting at just under $27 million during the 2023-24 fiscal year and reaching more than $31.5 million by 2027.

Hillsboro has supported its police, fire and parks services with a levy since 1998, with voters approving a renewal every time the levy is set to expire. The levy has been at its current rate since 2006.


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