Littleton Independent: Littleton voters were strongly approving Ballot Question 7B, a measure allowing South Metro Fire Rescue to expand its boundaries to include the city beginning in 2020, which was winning with 58.4 percent of the vote with 15,952 votes counted as of 10 p.m. on Election Night.
The measure creates the second-largest fire department in the state, and increases property taxes to pay for what officials call superior fire service.
City officials called the vote a win for citizens.
“I’m very grateful to the voters that they saw the value of inclusion,” said Littleton Mayor Debbie Brinkman. “This is exactly how we should be handling the fire authority.”
Fire protection is the most important service a city provides its citizens, said City Manager Mark Relph.
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