- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 18, 2016

GOLD HILL, Ore. (AP) - Voters in the southern Oregon city of Gold Hill decided against paying more taxes to help fund public safety.

Results from Tuesday’s election show the $250,000 levy failed by a 2-to-1 margin. City officials sought a $500,000 levy last November and that, too, was soundly rejected.

The city of 1,220 people has been without its own police force for nearly a decade. The levy would have helped pay for a Jackson County sheriff’s deputy to patrol the community.


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