Chief turns to election analyst

In the wake of receiving a 15-cent levy lift, South Whidbey Fire/EMS will turn its attention to the disapprovers.

Fire Chief Rusty Palmer plans to target areas that voted against the levy lift. He will review precinct information from the general election results with an eye toward precincts with heavier “no” voting percentages. That information will help the fire and emergency response district focus its “public education” in the coming year.

South Whidbey Fire/EMS hired a public relations consultant ahead of the levy vote for $44,000. The district began updating residents from Freeland to Clinton about the district with mailers and a social media presence on sites like Facebook and Twitter.


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