It’s lights on at the Five Cities Fire Authority station in Oceano as community members gather to discuss a tax measure to fund future emergency services.
Department officials say Five Cities Station 3 in Oceano has been
since Thursday at 7 a.m., but opened Saturday at 10 a.m.
FCFA authorities say the station is back open and running full service.
An informational meeting about Measure A-20 was held Saturday afternoon.
The Oceano Community Services District says $15 a month would be added on to property taxes for people in Oceano to keep the Five Cities Fire service.
The tax measure could bring in nearly $400,000 a year which would keep full time staffing and help pay for new equipment, according to CSD officials.
The FCFA serves approximately 40,000 people in a 10 square-mile area.
Recently, the Oceano 911 Committee for Measure A-20, a group of supporters, have been
in neighborhood streets.
In order for the ballot measure to pass, it requires 2/3 vote from the community during the primary election on March 3rd.