Agreement Between Westlake Fire Department and City of Austin Generates Lawsuit to Protect Property Owners in Rollingwood and West Lake Areas

December 8, 2008 | Press Release, Randy Howry

For Immediate Release

When word got out to Rollingwood and West Lake residents that an Interlocal Agreement between Emergency Service Department (ESD) #9, with three stations in the Westlake area, and the City of Austin, was in negotiation, immediate questions and concerns were raised about how the area’s firefighting service would be compromised. The Interlocal Agreement is an Agreement for Automatic Aid Assistance to be provided to the City of Austin by ESD #9.

In response, a lawsuit has been filed by Rollingwood business owner Robert Brooks against the Board of Directors of ESD #9, stating that the Agreement would jeopardize the level of service to businesses and residences within the current 18 square-mile service area of ESD #9. (more…)

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