EAST CONTRA COSTA FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT BENEFIT ASSESSMENT FAILS TO PASS



United Professional Firefighters of Contra Costa County Press Release


EAST CONTRA COSTA FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT
BENEFIT ASSESSMENT FAILS TO PASS




The Future of The Fire District Takes a Dangerous Turn for the Worse


Tuesday, April 28th, 2015
Oakley, Ca

The future of the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District took a dangerous turn for the worse today as the proposed Benefit Assessment that would have brought in over 4 million dollars to the cash strapped District failed to receive the support needed from the voters. The underfunded, understaffed Fire Agency that protects 249 square miles, over 110,000 citizens, and answers more than 6,500 calls for service per year for the cities of Brentwood and Oakley in addition to the unincorporated areas of Discovery Bay, Byron, Morgan Territory, Bethel Island and Knightsen. Vince Wells, President of the Contra Costa County Firefighters, Local 1230 stated, While the results are disappointing, we are confident that East Contra Costa residents understood the critical issues at stake in this election and the damaging effect of failing to pass The Benefit Assessment. Two more station closures and firefighter layoffs will mean it takes longer to get the help you need in an emergency. These drastic reductions in service levels are something this community cannot afford given the continued growth in East County. We would like to thank the East Contra Costa Fire Board, elected officials, community leaders, and firefighters who worked so hard to get this important Benefit Assessment passed."

The public is encouraged to attend the Fire Board Meeting on Monday, May 04, 2015, beginning at 6:30pm at: Oakley City Hall, 3231 Main Street, Oakley, Ca

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If you'd like more information or to schedule an interview please contact Vince Wells, President at 925.768.5374 or [email protected]