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Council approves funding for new fire stations

Friday, June 15, 2018 by Jack Craver

City Council Member Delia Garza’s complaints about the lack of fire stations in Southeast Austin appear to have had an effect. On Thursday Council approved $6 million for the design and construction of five new fire stations over the next five years, beginning with one in Del Valle in two years. Garza said she hopes that means “two years from today.” Garza, herself a former firefighter, has said that some of her constituents in her southeastern district have seen their home insurance rates go up as a result of the lack of fire stations in the area.

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