Update: Julian volunteer firefighters to ask to block dissolution of fire department

  • Source: KFMB-TV CBS 8 San Diego
  • Published: 04/10/2019 06:05 PM

A county attorney's request Wednesday for a judge change postponed a court hearing regarding the recent dissolution of the region's last volunteer fire department in the mountain community of Julian, where local residents and supporters of the volunteer firefighting district continue to protest the decision with a sit-in at the town's fire station. Members of the Julian Cuyamaca Fire Protection District are seeking to continue overseeing firefighting operations in Julian, despite a special election in which nearly 56 percent of voters approved the handover of firefighting duties to the county. The election results were certified Monday in a unanimous vote by the county's Local Agency Formation Commission, though the volunteer firefighters argue that LAFCO sought to dissolve the volunteer department in violation of the Brown Act, rendering the election results and LAFCO vote "null and void."


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