Supervisors OK new fire protection agreement with Menifee

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The Riverside County Board of Supervisors signed off Tuesday, Oct. 26, on a $41 million fire services agreement with the city of Menifee, guaranteeing the municipality emergency response by county fire personnel for wildfire, medical, hazardous material and other emergencies over nearly three years. In a 4-0 vote without comment – with Supervisor Jeff Hewitt absent – the board cleared the county Fire Department to continue serving Menifee until July 1, 2024. The official commencement of the contract is Nov. 1, but services will not be interrupted in the interim, officials said. Menifee has maintained agreements with the county since it incorporated in 2008. The annual cost of the new compact is roughly $14 million for fiscal years 2022-2023 and 2023-2024. The current year’s
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