The current Public Safety Levy, approved in 2016, will expire on December 31, 2021. Proposed measure 3-566 would replace the expiring levy.
Information About Proposed Measure 3-566 on May 18, 2021 Ballot
If the proposed measure passes, the levy would be limited to a five-year fiscal period from 2022 through 2027.
Future proposed levies would not occur without voter approval.
If passed, the money that would be raised by the proposed measure would be used exclusively for the law enforcement purposes stated in the Ballot Title.
The proposed levy would continue funding for the following services:
- 84 jail beds in the Clackamas County Jail
- 30 Sheriff’s jail deputies
- 18 Sheriff’s patrol deputies
- Sheriff’s specialized drug enforcement team
The cost of proposed measure 3-566, if passed:
If passed, proposed measure 3-566 would cost $0.368 per $1,000 of assessed property value. The monthly cost would be approximately $8.19 and the yearly cost would be approximately $98.26 on a home with an assessed value of $267,000.
If passed, proposed measure 3-566 would:
- Maintain 84 jail beds in the Clackamas County Jail that were opened since the initial passage of the levy in 2006, in an effort to reduce the number of prisoners released early into the community;
- Provide funding to retain 30 current Sheriff’s jail deputies;
- Open 26 mental health/medical jail beds by funding 6 additional Sheriff’s jail deputies;
- Retain 18 current Sheriff’s patrol deputies and add 16 Sheriff’s patrol deputies responding to emergency calls for service and patrolling our roadways;
- Continue the Sheriff’s specialized drug enforcement team to arrest drug traffickers and those involved in drug-related crimes such as identity theft, property crimes, child abuse, and child neglect;
- Add 5 Sheriff’s detectives to investigate elder abuse, elder neglect cases, child abuse, child neglect cases, human trafficking, and felony crimes against persons;
- Implement and maintain a body-worn camera program; and
- Add 2 internal affairs investigators.
If the proposed measure 3-566 does not pass:
The proposed services would not be provided and the tax rate would not change.
The proposed measure would cost $0.368 per $1,000 of assessed value (this is different than the real market value). The cost would be approximately $8.19 per month, or $98.26 per year, on a home with an assessed value of $267,000 (the median assessed value of a home in Clackamas County). It is estimated the proposed measure would raise $22.20 million in 2022-23, $22.87 million in 2023-24, $23.56 million in 2024-25, $24.26 million in 2025-26, and $24.99 million in 2026-27 if the measure passes.
This information, except for the website link(s), was reviewed by the Oregon Secretary of State’s Office for compliance with ORS 260.432.