PUBLIC SAFETY REFERENDUM

The City of Fond du Lac has identified a need to add additional public safety personnel to the Police Department and Fire Rescue.

CRITICAL NEED FOR PUBLIC SAFETY RESOURCES

Current public safety funding is insufficient to meet the growing service demands and needs of the community. Fond du Lac must act now if it is to maintain its first-class fire, paramedic and police services.

The challenge is that while the need and program costs continue to rise, current funding sources are stagnant or decreasing.

As a result of these needs, voters will be asked on April 6, 2021 whether or not to support an increase in the City’s annual tax levy, beginning in 2022, to cover the cost for six additional firefighter/paramedics, six additional police officers, and the equipment those staff members require.

Resources that provide additional details about this critical need for additional firefighter/paramedics and additional police officers are available here.

VIRTUAL INFORMATION SESSIONS

The City of Fond du Lac will host two virtual information sessions to provide the public an opportunity to learn more about the need for a public safety referendum and to ask questions.

No Zoom account is necessary to join the virtual meeting. At the time of the meeting, simply click on the link and enter your name and email address when prompted to join.

Monday, March 8 at 3:00 PM. Held via Zoom. View recorded presentation HERE.

Tuesday, March 23 at 6:00 PM. Held via Zoom. View recorded presentation HERE.

View presentation slide show by clicking the image below.

COMMUNITY SUPPORT

VOTE APRIL 6

Absentee voting will be available in person on weekdays at the City Clerk’s office from March 23–April 2. Daily hours are 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM, except on Friday, April 2 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

The deadline to request an absentee ballot by mail is April 1, 5:00 p.m. 

Additional information about voting is available here: https://www.fdl.wi.gov/administration/city-clerk/elections/

QUESTIONS?

Email the City of Fond du Lac at referendum@fdl.wi.gov with any questions or feedback.