June 20, 2008
The San Bernardino County Fire Protection District resulted from a reorganization approved on June 20, 2008 by Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) 3000. The action also included the reorganization of County Service Area Improvement Zone FP-5 into San Bernardino County Fire Protection District Service Zone FP-5 (Zone FP-5), which is substantially funded by a special tax approved by the voters in the original formation of Zone FP-5. Since that time, LAFCO has approved the annexation of the cities of San Bernardino, Needles, and Twentynine Palms into Zone FP-5, which included the obligation to pay the special tax in the annual amount of $157.26 per parcel (with a maximum 3% annual cost of living increase). That special tax continues to be the primary funding mechanism for Zone FP-5.