Millbrae Voters Approve New Fire Supression Assessment
The voters in the City of Millbrae approved a ten year extension of the City’s Fire Suppression Assessment by a 56% to 43% majority. The Fire Assessment will bring in approximately $1.5 M a year in revenues to the City that will be allocated entirely to fire and safety services. Millbrae previously voted to support a Fire Suppression assessment in 2004 and 2009. This extension is a reaffirmation by the property owners in Millbrae that they want first rate fire and safety services for their community and are willing to pay for it.
Millbrae Mayor Wayne Lee, an untiring backer of the effort to get the Fire Assessment passed said “I am humbled by the community’s support for the Fire Suppression Assessment. The people of Millbrae really stepped up to the plate and supported this measure. They sent a loud and clear message that they believe that public safety comes first and they are willing to pay their fair share.”
Millbrae Fire Chief Mark Ladas agreed. “We want to continue to provide the residents of Millbrae with the best fire and public safety services. It is an honor to be a part of this community.”
The Fire Suppression Assessment was a mail-in ballot that went to all property owners in the City of Millbrae. Property owners were sent their ballots on March 8, 2014 and they could return their ballots by mail or by dropping them off in person at City Hall until April 22, 2014 at the close of the Public hearing that was part of the City Council meeting.