Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously
Tuesday evening to approve a plan to shutter four fire stations a month
after voters rejected a parcel tax measure meant to prevent the
The cost-saving service reduction plan drafted by Contra Costa County
Fire Protection District Chief Daryl Louder comes a month after Measure
Q, a $75 annual parcel tax designed to help close the district’s $17
million budget deficit, failed to receive a two-thirds “super majority”
Stations located at 700 Hawthorne Drive in Walnut Creek, at 6500
Center Ave. in Clayton, at 1240 Shell Ave. in Martinez and at 4007 Los
Arabis Ave. in Lafayette are set to close in January. The Lafayette
station has been temporarily closed since June
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