Measure K

As fire board challengers declare victory, incumbents defy defeat

Candidates challenging the three incumbents of the Newcastle Fire Protection District Board of Directors were preparing for their new roles on Wednesday, but current members aren&r ...

Three Newcastle fire board incumbents teetering in seats late Tuesday

Matters of fire protection in Newcastle could fall on new leadership if election results from late Tuesday night maintain. Incumbents of the Newcastle Fire Protection District Boa ...

Newcastle’s Measure K falling short late Tuesday

Election results on a measure set to reform a controversial parcel tax in Newcastle indicated it was narrowly falling short of the two-thirds vote needed to pass. Measure K held 7 ...

Reader Input: No on Measure K helps town

Newcastle controls its own destiny. Every community expects to have someone come when they call 911. Newcastle is no exception. Today, when we call 911 for fires and medical emer ...

Reader Input: The challengers ignore math

More than 68 percent of the voters passed Measure B to save the Newcastle Fire District. Yet a disgruntled minority has attempted to undermine the voters by putting forth Measure K ...

Reader Input: Who wants to be taxed triple?

It is very interesting to me as I received a very large, 8.5-by-11-inch mailer, sent out by the Committee against Measure K, those who want to raise Newcastle Fire Protection Distr ...

Reader Input: Enough with runaway taxes

We did not realize when we voted for our supervisor (Jim Holmes) that he was in favor of raising our taxes: sometimes double, triple and even more if you own a number of parcels. ...

Reader Input: An attempt to ‘gut’ Measure B

Anyone who has taken time to review the existing feasibility studies of two Newcastle building sites at the request of the Newcastle Fire District Board by MFDB Architects, Inc., w ...

Reader Input: Measure B provides answers

The recent mailer our family received on behalf of the three challengers Ms. (Joni) Elder, Mr. (Jimmie) Jordan and Mr. (Dave) Ward for seats on the Newcastle Fire Protection Distri ...

Reader Input: Newcastle must pay own way

I have had a major proponent of Measure K say directly to my face that her vision of the Newcastle Fire Protection District is to split it up into three or four parts and have each ...