Important County Funding Measures
On the May Ballot
Vote “YES” Twice for Hood River County Services!
Please Donate! We need your help to ensure our community members understand the importance of maintaining critical services for Hood River County and vote YES to approve the Local Option Operating Levy and Prepared Food & Beverage Tax on the May 21st ballot.
The “Safe & Healthy HRC” campaign is requesting donations from strong supporters of our county’s communities – supporters like YOU. Hood River County services are at a critical juncture. Simply stated, there is not enough funds to continue important services. The property tax rate for Hood River County is the 9th lowest of Oregon’s 36 counties and has not been increased since 1997. During this time, our county’s population has grown by 30% and inflation has increased by 57%. In addition, funding has decreased due to significantly reduced income from federal forest activities. Extensive cuts in county employees and services have already been made and will continue.
The County Commissioners are requesting voters approve a property tax increase up to $.89/$1,000 assessed property value and a 5% Prepared Food and Beverage Tax. This will spread the costs between property owners and our substantial tourist industry to provide funding for the following:
24/7 law enforcement and assistance
recreational emergency response
public health services
county parks, hiking and biking trails
health inspections of restaurants and lodging facilities
services for our Veterans
OSU extension programs (like master gardeners and 4-H)
maintenance, improvements and snow removal on county roads
mental health services for juveniles and adults
county building, vehicle and equipment upkeep?
Donate to the Campaign via the button below.
If you’d prefer to mail a check you can download a form here
Add your name to the endorsement list
The Safe & Healthy HRC campaign needs public support. Please add your name to the endorsement list that will display on the website and in newspaper ads. Type your name in the following form field and click the button below to add it to our list of supporters.
Request a Yard Sign
The Safe & Healthy HRC campaign would like to display community support with yard signs. Please request a yard sign by emailing: email@example.com.
Also, please talk to your friends, co-workers, and family about why it’s important to support important county services. Feel free to forward this website link to them!
Oregon law allows a Personal Income Tax Credit (full refund) for political contributions. The tax credit is the amount of the cash contribution limited to $100 on a joint return and $50 on a single or separate return. Please donate to the Safe&Healthy HRC campaign!