How is development related to the District's service deficits?

Answer

Most properties within ECCFPD do not contribute enough money for ECCFPD to provide service to the development at levels consistent with national standards. Without adequate financial support programs in place, development will damage ECCFPD's overall service levels. ECCFPD's policy is for new development to pay its fair share towards the costs of providing service to these developments. With adequate program in place, growth can contribute to the ECCFPD's ability to provide service. The District estimates that by 2040, service demands due to new growth will require 3 new stations, in addition to the 6 stations already needed (but not available) to appropriately serve the current population.