Measure B worth the price

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I voted for Measure B, joining a majority of my neighbors in working to save Newcastle Fire. I treasure the peace of mind of having an experienced fire department and a safe fire station that meets code and provides shelter for hardworking emergency workers and their expensive fire equipment. A fire mid-summer just down from our property on Ridge Road reminded me how fortunate we are to have such a responsive team. At approximately $12 per month to support Newcastle Fire, I am more than happy to accommodate this expense in my family budget. A few folks will pay more because they own more than one parcel in Newcastle. Presumably, these parcels represent an asset they own, which is worth protecting. Measure K will not provide the level of protection we need in this community. I stand by my vote for Measure B. Cathy Haagen-Smit, Newcastle