In summary, the recommendation to pursue further negotiations with County Fire would include approval to annex into the San Bernardino County Fire District and the option to pursue a $139 annual parcel tax. By annexing into the Fire District, we can expect an increased level of fire service, investment in equipment and stations, and long-term cost savings consistent with the plan of adjustment as submitted to the bankruptcy court in May.
Documents pertaining to this matter have been posted to SBCity.org/bankruptcy under the Council Agenda Items section. This includes Citygate’s evaluation of fire proposals report, Citygate’s June 2014 Fire Service Deployment Study and a regional fire station map. An in-depth staff report will be posted to the web page and included in the Mayor and Common Council agenda packet on Wednesday, Aug. 19. A special Mayor and Common Council meeting is schedule for Aug. 24 to discuss.
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