Preliminary polling results asking 383 residents of the Keizer Fire District whether they would support a 59-cent-per-thousand local option levy revealed substantial support by voters.

Polls conducted by Adams and Company consultants revealed about 70 percent Keizer voters are leaning toward supporting the new option levy, expected to be on the November ballot. Regardless of how the question was phrase, support for the levy never dipped below 60 percent.

“These preliminary results are very encouraging, but we will get a more detailed briefing on the specifics in July,” said Keizer Fire Board Director Greg Ego. “Those more detailed results will show us what work we have left to do and help us craft our message.”

The Keizer Fire Board received the results of the polling conducted earlier this month at its meeting Tuesday, June 18.

Poll respondents also overwhelmingly viewed the district and its staff in a favorable light, 85 percent deemed operation and performance of the district as “pretty good” or “excellent.”

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