Chris Thiemann, a fire inspector with Metro West Fire Protection District, took a day of vacation from work Tuesday to promote a yes vote at polling places for Proposition L. His personal commitment paid off.
Proposition L passed—
YES . . . . . . . . . . . . 6,016 votes, 63.52 percent
NO. . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,455 votes, 36.48 percent
Thiemann said several voters asked him prior to voting about the proposition as he worked the polling place at Starbridge Christian Center in Wildwood starting at 11 a.m., especially about what the money exactly would be used. By 1:15 p.m., he said the majority of people told him when leaving the polls they had supported the measure.
Proposition L approved for the Metro West Fire Protection District a $19.4 million "no-tax increase bond issue" to be used to replace equipment, including ambulances and pumper trucks, near the end of their lifespans, according to district spokespeople. Also planned are renovations for four of the district’s five stations, including the two located in Wildwood. The four facilities were each built between 15 and 32 years ago. The remainder of the potential Proposition L funding would be allocated to three categories: replacing firefighters' equipment, technology upgrades and community education programs.
See Patch article: Metro West Voters Asked to Approve Bond Issue
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