To the Editor:

I recently read a couple of letters in the Keizertimes questioning the integrity of the Keizer city councilors because of their vote on having one fire district in the city.

The letters implied there was a quid pro quo agreement between the city and the Keizer Fire District. I believe the councilors who voted for the annexation did so because they thought it was best for the city and the one councilor who voted against, believed it was not. It was simple as that.

Recent action by the Keizer Fire District clearly illustrates independence and separation.  When the city asked the Keizer Fire District to support the extension of the urban renewal district the Fire District voted no. After much discussion it voted no because it would hurt its ability to provide service on the terms presented. The city and the Keizer Fire District agree on some things and disagree on others. I believe the City Councilors are very honorable folks and have the city’s best interest in mind when they decide issues. I don’t always agree with them but I certainly respect their integrity.

Bill Quinn
Keizer