The Fire Benefit Charge is one of Renton RFA’s primary funding mechanisms, paying for over 40% of our operations. It was approved by voters in 2016, when the organization was formed. During the upcoming November 2nd General Election, voters will decide whether or not to renew the Fire Benefit Charge.
It’s important that you know what the Fire Benefit Charge is and what it funds—including firefighter salaries, engines and aid units, fire stations and equipment. Over the next three months, this newsletter will include educational information about the Fire Benefit Charge, including what happens if it is not renewed. This month, we're focusing on what the Fire Benefit Charge is, why it was proposed, and how it’s different from other funding mechanisms.