South county fire authority check-ins

Remember the regional fire authority idea in south county?

(If not, see here.)

I’ve been writing about the ongoing talks off and on for almost two years now. I wrote a brief for Friday’s paper about Lynnwood indicating they’ll likely exit the talks soon.

After all that time and a lot of meetings, things may get figured out next week.

I have a couple of interviews set up and likely will be writing a story in the next few days.

Meanwhile, many of the involved city councils are expected to vote next week on whether to continue the talks or exit them. That will have a huge impact on the shape and size of a potential RFA moving forward.

Here’s the rundown by municipality. Monday’s holiday has moved some of the council/board meetings from their normal timeslots.

Bothell: Declined to participate in talks early on.

Brier: Vote scheduled Jan. 22.

Edmonds: Discussion planned Jan. 22. Vote likely to follow in early February.

Lynnwood: Vote scheduled Jan. 28. City’s RFA committee members have recommended they exit.

Mill Creek: Left talks in December.

Mountlake Terrace: Not on the Jan. 22 agenda. Scheduled to discuss before end of month.

Mukilteo: Vote scheduled Jan. 22.

Woodway: Discussion scheduled Jan. 22. Unclear when might vote.

Fire District 1: Voted last week to continue with talks.

Fire District 7: Discussion and possible vote scheduled Jan. 24.

For more information, check your city’s council agendas or local fire district website. Most agendas are available online.

More in Local News

Snohomish man, 63, missing from home since Monday

He left without his keys, wallet and phone, saying something about going to “the river.”

Firefighters come to the rescue and give mom new stroller

Donations to the Good Neighbor Program covered the $143.20 cost.

Case unresolved: The noose at an Edmonds construction site

Though two were fired over comments about it, police were unable to determine who put it there.

To get drug money, Lynnwood man says he cut 911 wires

Those wires happened to be the ones used by 911 dispatchers, but emergency services weren’t affected.

February trial set for suspect in deadly Marysville shooting

There had been questions about Wayne Alpert’s mental health.

Fatal car crash reported on Highway 92 near Lake Stevens

The 3 p.m. accident and investigation stopped traffic in both directions near Machias Road.

Motorcyclist killed in crash had high level of THC

A motorcyclist had more than eight times the legal limit… Continue reading

Police: Driver threatens pedestrian, ends up in drug bust

Meth, cocaine and heroin were found in his car, along with a loaded pistol and cash, police say.

Son arrested for hitting father on head at Marysville home

The father grabbed a metal rod and struck his son in the head, too. Both needed medical treatment.

Most Read