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Keizer Fire District’s proposed 2013-14 budget includes few major changes with the most increases resulting from an attempt at a new local option levy later this year.

“This is a status quo budget plus an election. We’re going to spend about $40,000 on the election and if we don’t do it, there will be hell to pay. We won’t be getting to calls in less than six minutes and we’ll be losing people and that would be huge,” said Chief Jeff Cowan, of the Keizer Fire District.

The proposed budget was presented to the Keizer Fire Board Tuesday, June 18, and adopted the same evening.

One last-minute change…

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