Letter: Why you should vote for new police station

Jon Kimberling’s letter is worth considering. 

Given that one of the few legitimate uses of government is protecting the citizens, this is a levy that I can endorse. 

Safer Moscow is a group of your neighbors who recently formed a task force. Our mission is to educate Moscow voters about the critical need for a new city police station and encourage you to vote yes on May 21.

First, become informed. Our website, safermoscow.org, is a great place to see preliminary plans for the facility. You can also learn how the money will be used to build a modern and energy-efficient police station and repurpose the existing police facilities into other uses for the city. The website also shows the additional tax cost depending on the value of your home. You can also learn how and where to vote.

We are hosting two public open houses on Tuesday, April 16, at the Best Western Plus University Inn and again at the Chamber of Commerce office on Tuesday, April 30. Both events will run from 5-7 p.m. City officials and members of our task force will be there to answer your questions.

In November of 2001, I had the privilege of working with others to support the bond for Fire Station No 3. Over 80 percent voted yes. Clearly Moscow is committed to supporting those who keep us safe. Please take the next month to get your questions answered and then join me on May 21 in voting yes.

Jon Kimberling
Chair of Safer Moscow