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Dear Alameda County Fire Department Neighbor,

After gathering feedback from a thousand residents living in the unincorporated area of Alameda County, the County Board of Supervisors unanimously placed Measure X, the Alameda County Fire Department's Fire Safety Bond, on the November 3, 2020 ballot to address inadequate fire facilities in the unincorporated communities we serve. If enacted, Measure X will help maintain life-saving services, improve emergency communications and response, and enhance wildfire and disaster protection services residents in our unincorporated communities rely on.

Inadequate funding has affected our unincorporated communities, including the closure of one local fire station. Nearly 80% of our local 911 calls are for medical emergencies like heart attacks, strokes, and car accidents. If enacted, Measure X funding will be used to upgrade fire stations in our unincorporated communities so that we can ensure efficiency when responding to emergencies. Measure X will upgrade aging and outdated fire stations that are at least 30 years old, including two that are over 70 years old.

If enacted Measure X will repair and replace aging fire stations to assist in:

  • Reducing 911 emergency fire and medical response times
  • Enhancing wildfire protection and disaster response

The estimated cost of Measure X is 1.6 cents per $100 of assessed value.

For more information about Measure X please see our Frequently Asked Questions and visit the additional links on this page. If you have any questions, feel free to call my office at: 510-632-3473.

William L. McDonald
Alameda County Fire Department Chief

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