Pacific, Algona city councils support fire ballot measure

  • Tuesday, February 6, 2018 11:48am
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The Pacific and Algona city councils passed resolutions recently, supporting the Feb. 13 ballot measure submitted to the voters by the Valley Regional Fire Authority (VRFA), which would reauthorize the use of the Fire Benefit Charge to fund a portion of its operations.

They followed the Auburn City Council, which passed its resolution the week before.

Proposition 1 is on the ballot for the special election. Ballots started arriving for the mail-only election on Jan. 26 and must be postmarked or deposited in an elections dropbox by Feb. 13.

As they must do every six years, the VRFA Board of Governance has called for an election to re-authorize the use of the Fire Benefit Charge (FBC) to fund the operations of the regional fire authority serving the cities of Algona, Auburn and Pacific. The FBC provides about 48 percent of the departments funding.

More information on the FBC and the ballot measure may be located on their website,, or by calling 253-288-5800.

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