Leaders at Snohomish County’s largest fire agency are looking at a major political reorganization.
The shift is required under a merger voters approved last year to combine Fire District 1 with the Lynnwood Fire Department. The resulting fire authority, South County Fire & Rescue, serves about 250,000 people.
A proposal scheduled for a hearing Tuesday would create five election districts for commissioners, with two other commissioners elected at large. The system would replace a transitional board in place since last year.
Under the plan, commissioners would be directly elected by district starting in 2019. Elections for at-large commissioners would start in 2021. The merger voters passed required at least two commissioner districts to include portions of Lynnwood, along with the unincorporated areas served by the fire authority.