At 8:00 pm, polls closed for East Contra Costa Fire Protection District’s “Measure A” ballot initiative that aimed to shrink the size of the fire board.
At the first release of results at 8:04 pm, Measure A had 9,402 votes in favor (90.65%) with 970 against (9.35%) support (9,402 with 10,372 votes counted.
There will be several more releases of votes being counted before the final tally next week.
If approved by a simple majority of the voters in the special all-mail ballot election, the fire districts board would shrink from 9-memebers down to 5-members.
The District is currently made up of:
- Four members appointed by the Brentwood City Council
- Three members appointed by the Oakley City Council
- Two members appointed by the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors
In November, fire board will move from an appointed board to an elected board.