The Mountain Messenger

Beckwourth Peak Fire Protection District up for Vote


Press Release by LESSG

PORTOLA – On July 11, 2023 the Board of Supervisors finalized the last crucial step to establish a ballot measure that gives registered voters the say of whether to form one unified fire protection district to serve Eastern Plumas communities. If approved, Beckwourth Peak Fire Protection District (BPFPD/FPD) will provide fire and emergency services currently administered by Beckwourth Fire Protection District, Sierra Valley Fire Protection District, Gold Mountain Community Services District and the City of Portola, and will expand boundaries to include those currently outside of an assigned fire district.

“We have achieved significant wins to get Measures E and F on the ballot. First, receiving approval from the Plumas Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo) to form a new district. Second, securing an agreement with Plumas County to receive a portion of monies collected from property taxes. And finally, receiving approval from the Board of Supervisors to place th...