Plan to build new fire stations not headed to November ballot

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — It was a $2 million plan to build almost 20 new fire stations in the city of San Diego.

But the city council decided to not put the issue on the November ballot.

They’re among the most respected and admired people in our community.

When a tragedy hits, fire fighters are there.

But these days, more fire stations are needed to keep up with a growing community and Councilmember Marti Emerald wants voters to decide.

But it looks like some of those politicians downtown will decide, instead of the voters.

A majority on the council are not in favor of putting the issue on the ballot. That’s a $200 million bond to pay for the fire stations.

While local leaders say public safety is number one, some of them claim this is already addressed.

Voters approved something called Prop-H last June that provides dedicated money for infrastructure.

But Councilmember Marti Emerald says that’s simply not true.

There’s no question that San Diego needs more fire stations, the only real question at this point is how to pay for them.

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