For Marysville residents, the RFA will change the way they pay for fire services. Currently, the City of Marysville funds fire services out of its general fund, which is supported by property taxes as well as other revenue such as sales tax. City property taxes also pay for other essential city services including law enforcement, streets and more.
If voters approve an RFA, all residents (both in and outside city limits) will pay $1.45 per $1,000 of assessed value directly to the RFA for fire and emergency services. This is approximately $435 annually on a $300,000 home. The city will also continue to collect other property taxes, at a reduced rate to help offset taxpayer impacts of the RFA levy, to support other city services including law enforcement, streets and more. The total property tax increase for the owner of a $300,000 home is approximately $20.75/month or $249/year.