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Measure D upholds safety

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Public safety is critical to any community. Our fire and life safety services are under threat. Due to falling home values, property tax revenues, which support these urgent services, have dropped dramatically. Up to this point all possible budget cuts have been made without impacting service levels, but now the fire agency is being forced to take more drastic reductions. Laying off staff and closing a station are possibilities as they try to find ways to maintain service with fewer and fewer funds. When these cuts come, response times will get longer and lives as well as property will be at greater risk. There is a reasonable solution to this issue, passing Measure D. It is a small investment with a significant return on protecting our community. Please take time to vote. Keep our safety levels a priority. Vote yes on Measure D. WAYNE NADER, Auburn