What is the District's current approach to addressing its funding issues?

Answer

The District has a two-pronged approach to addressing its funding issues.

1. ECCFPD is exploring the feasibility of a ballot measure to provide guaranteed, stable and dedicated funding for fire protection and emergency response services.

2. To address new growth, ECCFPD is working with the City of Brentwood, the City of Oakley, and Contra Costa County to update their development impact fees. This will require new developments to pay for equipment and buildings used to provide fire and emergency services.

3. Where possible, the District's also seeks for new development to join a community facilities district (CFD) and pay a special tax that will cover the operating costs of providing service to that development.