Ada and Canyon county voters showed early approval for giving an additional $1.1 million annually to the Kuna Rural Fire District.
In Ada County, with 9 of 10 precincts reporting, voters supported the measure with 4,597 votes in favor (65.8 percent) and 2,392 votes against (34.2 percent.)
In Canyon County, with 16 out of 64 precincts reporting, the measure had early support with 56 votes in favor (54.9 percent) and 46 against (45.1 percent). Voters were asked to approve or reject a $1.1 million levy increase for the fire district, which would allow the fire district to collect about $3.1 million, starting January 2020, per year from taxpayers. The fire district currently collects about $1.9 million in levy funds.
If approved, some of the additional levy money will fund additional personnel, and some of the money will fund replacing equipment.
Officials feel the fire district needs an additional $1.1 million annually to provide the best service possible to its district, which includes 110 square miles of land in and around Kuna, a mix of urban development and primarily agricultural and brush lands.