The City Of Ventura is going to reopen a fire station it closed last year due to budget cuts.
A $2.3 million dollar federal grant is going to pay for the bulk of the cost of reopening the East Ventura station for the next three years.
The remainder is going to be made up through the use of some developer’s fees, and the reallocation of some funding it receives from the ambulance company which serves the city.
The fire station’s closure was an emotional issue, with area residents upset over the possibility of slower emergency response time.
The funding will allow the fire department to recover several firefighter positions it lost to the budget cuts last year.