On December 8, 2009, the Yelm City Council approved placing the Regional Fire District Consolidation measure on the ballot February 9, 2010.
All registered voters in the City of Yelm & County Fire Districts 2 & 4 will get an opportunity to vote on the merger to be under one umbrella of the Southeast Thurston Regional Fire Authority.
If approved, this will eliminate a lot of redundant administrative and duplicate office expenses & allow the Fire Authority to operate more efficiently.
Ballots will be mailed the week of January 18, 2010.
JZ Knight is a strong proponent of this ballot measure.