Voters overwhelmingly approve reduction in California fire district board

  • Source: East Bay Times
  • Published: 03/14/2018 12:00 AM

Voters in the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District chose to reduce the soon-to-be elected board from nine members down to five in a recent mail-in ballot. Although the results are still unofficial, 91 percent of votes had been counted on Tuesday afternoon and over 90 percent of those votes were in favor of reducing the number of directors on the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District’s Board of Directors. More than 12,000 voters from Bethel Island in the north through Oakley and Brentwood down to Tassajara in the south cast their ballots. ECCFPD Fire Chief Brian Helmick wrote an argument in favor of reducing the board’s size, saying that it would make the process more efficient, but more importantly, better-informed.


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