Officials with a South Coast city say they are keeping a promise they made to voters who passed a half-cent sales tax, by committing to keep a once-closed fire station open for the next two decades.
This week, the Ventura City Council committed to fully staff the city’s Fire Station Four, on Telegraph Road for the next 25 years.
In 2010, city budget issues prompted the shutdown of the station.
The city later received federal grants to help reopen it.
In 2016, Ventura voters passed Measure O, which created a half-cent sales tax to support public safety and other key city services.
It’s expected the tax will raise around $11 million dollars a year.