Voters rejected another public safety levy in Josephine County in Tuesday's election, adding to a string of levy failures dating back several years.
Vote returns showed the No side winning the night, 54 percent to 46 percent. Measure 17-66 was crafted as a five-year serial levy to pay for more patrol deputies, more jail officers, and the reopening of the Josephine County juvenile shelter.
But the measure would have raised property taxes by $1.40 per thousand dollars assessed valuation. Josephine County's tax rate for county services is the lowest in Oregon at 58 cents per thousand.