A Contra Costa County fire protection district is preparing to close two stations and make service cuts following the failure of a measure that would have raised more than $4 million a year for the next five years, officials said Tuesday.
Firefighters in Eastern Contra Costa County are expressing concern about the upcoming Fourth of July holiday. Specifically, they fear the closure of a number of the area’s fire stations on Sunday leaves the community particularly vulnerable during a dangerous time.
The top brass at the Contra Costa Fire Protection District say a parcel tax may be the only thing preventing a dire financial situation from getting worse.
Up to eight fire stations in the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District could be closing if a parcel tax isn’t approved next year by voters.