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Five Cities Fire Authority opens up Oceano station

Posted at 4:14 PM, Jan 25, 2020

It's lights on at the Five Cities Fire Authority station in Oceano as community members gather to discuss a tax measure to fund future emergency services.

Department officials say Five Cities Station 3 in Oceano has been browned out since Thursday at 7 a.m., but opened Saturday at 10 a.m.

FCFA authorities say the station is back open and running full service after being closed for 50 hours due to staffing issues.

An informational meeting about Measure A-20 was held Saturday afternoon.

The Oceano Community Services District says $15 a month would be added on to property taxes for people in Oceano to keep the Five Cities Fire service.

The tax measure could bring in nearly $400,000 a year which would keep full time staffing and help pay for new equipment, according to CSD officials.

The FCFA serves approximately 40,000 people in a 10 square-mile area.

Recently, the Oceano 911 Committee for Measure A-20, a group of supporters, have been rallying in neighborhood streets.

In order for the ballot measure to pass, it requires 2/3 vote from the community during the primary election on March 3rd.