At two upcoming meetings, the Arlington City Council will discuss asking voters to consider annexing its fire department to North County Fire & EMS. The purpose of annexation would be to provide a sustainable funding source for fire and emergency medical service (EMS). The City Council will hold meetings on October 26 and November 2 to discuss the issue of annexation. The public is invited to participate and comment on the issue. Virtual meeting access information can be found on the City's website meeting calendar at Arlington’s webpage. If the City Council approves a resolution at the November 2 meeting, the proposal would be on the February 9, 2021 Special Election ballot for voters in the City of Arlington. Currently, property owners pay a general tax levy to the City of which almost 65 percent goes to the fire department.