Finance & Budget

The district's fiscal year 2015 annual operating budget is $744,615. This district's largest expense, $592,884, is for departmental wages and benefits. View the 2015 budget and past budgets.

Fire Employees are represented by the International Association of Fire Fighter Local 4656. The current term of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is 2011-07-01 through 2016-06-30. For additional information, see the local 4656 MOU executed on 2012-03-12 (PDF).
A yellow fire truck in green grass.

Impact Mitigation Fees

The City of Greenfield assesses a series of impact mitigation fees on new residential, commercial, industrial, and other developments within the city. These fees are used to offset the costs of upgrading and expanding public facilities and public services necessitated by that new development. Like many cities, Greenfield has a fire impact fee to implement the general plan policy to provide a funding source from new development for capital improvements to serve that development. For more information regarding the fire facility impact fee, contact Mic Steinmann.

The imposition of impact mitigation fees on new development is authorized under the California Government Code, section 66000 seq. the mitigation fee act. Pursuant to that authority, the City of Greenfield has adopted Title 19, impact mitigation fees, of the City of Greenfield municipal code. Based on Board action, the Fire District receives 60% of the City approved fire facility impact fee with the remainder of the fee deposited into a fire trust fund in accordance with the following schedule.
A graph showing the fire facility impact fee.
Access the impact fee study from 2014 (PDF).

Municipal Services Review

In 2012, the Local Agency Formation Commission of Monterey County published a report entitled 2012 Municipal Service Review and Sphere of Influence Update: Districts providing Fire Protection and Emergency Medical Services in Monterey, which examined the fiscal health of independent fire protection districts in Monterey County. The Greenfield Fire Protection District fiscal health was examined in this report and the Board of Directors has taken steps to increase operating revenues by requesting voter approval of an increased benefit assessment. For additional information, view the fire protection study report (PDF).

For Information regarding LAFCO Study and related materials contact:
Kate McKenna, AICP, Executive Officer
Local Agency Formation Commission of Monterey County
Phone: 831-754-5838
Cell: 831-682-0157