In November last year, the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors approved using $2 million in Measure X sales tax revenue to help reopen Station 74. Con Fire has proposed to operate both Stations 73 and 74 on the city’s half, funded by the $2 million in Measure X funds currently appropriated to the Pinole Fire Department.
For that to happen, Con Fire must by law receive approval from the Contra Costa County Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO), the County Board of Supervisors, and City Council.
The city is currently conducting outreach on the proposal.
Supporting the proposal in principal are the City’s Fire Chief, the County Executive Fire Chiefs, the County Board of Supervisors, and the labor group representing Con Fire’s and Pinole Fire Department’s firefighters (IAFF Local 1230), according to the city.