Property owners in Irvine have been substantially over-paying for fire protection services for quite some time. To correct this inequitable situation, the Orange County Fire Authority initially offered the City of Irvine a reimbursement of $123 million. Now OCFA is offering an additional $10.9 million.
I’m convinced there’s a better deal out there, and we owe it to the taxpayers of Irvine to explore this possibility. Below are excerpts from an Orange County Register article:
A proposal to reimburse Irvine and other cities that overpay into the Orange County Fire Authority is headed to the board of directors for a vote, but Mayor Pro Tem Jeff Lalloway thinks there’s a better deal out there…
Lalloway also said he wants to make sure the reimbursement money goes directly from the county back to Irvine taxpayers rather than coming to the city as unrestricted funds.
To read the entire article, visit www.ocregister.com/articles/irvine-523065-ocfa-lalloway.html. (OC Register subscribers only)
Read more here: Councilman Jeff Lalloway