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NEWS IN BRIEF: A summary of developments across Los
Angeles County | Community News File / San Marino

Voters OK Property Tax for Fire, Police Services

November 05, 1998

Voters in one of the county's safest cities have for the fifth time agreed to extend a property tax to pay for police, fire and paramedic services.

The special safety tax, Measure H, sailed to victory. It was first approved in 1982. This time, 86% of voters approved an increase in property taxes from $324 to $881 a year.

The special tax raises about $4 out of every $10 spent on the police and fire departments.

According to city officials, the infusion of cash allows the city of 13,000 to have an emergency response time of just two to four minutes.

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