Measure K

Newcastle Measure K a non-starter

The supporters of Measure K have signs sprouting all over the place that say “End the Tax, Build the Station.” That’s like saying, “do away with all birth control and reduc ...

Measure K weakens team

Newcastle firefighters are our first responders for fires and emergencies. They support and protect the five school campuses located in Newcastle, including three serving just spec ...

It’s how groups define ‘firehouse’

“Vote yes on K — save the fire station.” Next sign: “Vote no on K – save the fire station.” Confusing? The difference between the two is the ideology. Supporters of Mea ...

Mr. Jim Holmes: Don’t add taxes

Please can someone help us down here in the south part of Auburn? We are Newcastle residents and we are being hit very hard with extra added taxes for a new fire station. Whoever w ...

Newcastle must live with limits

I attended the Newcastle Town Hall meeting on Oct. 9 to hear the pros and cons about Measure B and Measure K funding for the Newcastle Fire District. I listened to three incumbent ...

Measure K short-sighted, poorly crafted

It has come to the attention of the Newcastle Firefighter Volunteer Association that there exists some confusion regarding the view of the association regarding Measure K. The Newc ...

Threat of no fire service not true

I and a select few received an envelope full of propaganda against Measure K. Unfortunately, you forgot to leave a return address, and so, I guess this is the only way I can commun ...

Newcastle firehouse site search paused until after election

As the election that will decide whether or not a new tax will be reformed approaches, the Newcastle Fire Protection District has put its effort to find a site for a new station on ...

Measure K not the answer for district

I believe that, if Measure K passes, the Newcastle Fire District will, within a few years, go up in smoke. That is because Measure K does not raise sufficient revenue to build a ne ...

Scrutinize your tax bill

Re: Newcastle Fire District. Measure K only needs a 50 percent-plus-one approval to pass. Measure K is a tax reduction. It removes the automatic annual CPI cost of living increase ...