Rio Rico, Tubac and Green Valley fire districts explore teaming up to reduce costs

  • Source: Nogales International
  • Published: 09/22/2017 02:32 AM

The fire chiefs and board members of the Rio Rico, Tubac and Green Valley fire districts met auditors for the first time Wednesday to discuss working together to cut costs and improve services. Working together could mean sharing services, merging, consolidating or creating a joint power authority, or JPA. A JPA allows districts to maintain local control over services and tax rates, but has members of each of the boards form an authority to handle personnel, equipment, facilities and daily operations. The meeting was informational only; a follow-up has been scheduled for Feb. 20 at the Rio Rico Fire District.


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