Port Townsend mayor, East Jefferson fire-rescue chief describe details of proposed annexation

  • Source: Port Angeles Peninsula Daily News
  • Published: 01/09/2019 06:35 AM

A measure on the Feb. 12 special election ballot aims to simplify the arrangement for fire protection in Port Townsend, according to proponents who spoke at a Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce meeting. The ballot measure, which needs a simple majority for passage, will ask voters to approve annexation of the city of Port Townsend into East Jefferson Fire-Rescue (EJFR), which now provides fire and emergency medical services in Port Townsend by contract. Mayor Deborah Stinson and EJFR Chief Jim Walkowski made a presentation to about 40 people at the chamber meeting on Monday. “It has been a long process to get to where we are today,” Walkowski said. “Annexation will create one fire/EMS district and everyone will pay the same amount for the same service.”


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