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Survey seeks Keizerites’ opinions on paying more for cops

Keizer City Councilors indicated Monday they still support some sort of new fee or tax to raise more money for police and fire services.

The question is how, and specifically what are voters most likely to support in a November ballot measure? Councilors asked Monday night for more information on potential delivery methods, including a police services fee on utility bills and a flat fee or percentage surcharge on cell phone lines. The city and the Keizer Fire District could survey the public on which approach residents are most likely to support.

Councilors last year passed a 3 percent telecom fee, but repealed it after opponents gathered enough signatures to place the question on a special election ballot via referendum.

More later.