Special meetings called to discuss Pflugerville EMS, future funding

The joint session will include the city of Pflugerville, Travis County Commissioners Court, Travis County Emergency Services District No. 2 and the Pflugerville Professional Firefighters Association. (Kelsey Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
The joint session will include the city of Pflugerville, Travis County Commissioners Court, Travis County Emergency Services District No. 2 and the Pflugerville Professional Firefighters Association. (Kelsey Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)

The joint session will include the city of Pflugerville, Travis County Commissioners Court, Travis County Emergency Services District No. 2 and the Pflugerville Professional Firefighters Association. (Kelsey Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)

A special meeting among the city of Pflugerville, the Travis County Commissioners Court, Travis County Emergency Services District No. 2 and the Pflugerville Professional Firefighters Association will be held Feb. 2 at the ESD 2 headquarters located at 201 E. Pecan St., Pflugerville.

Pflugerville City Council will then convene virtually Feb. 3 to discuss and consider whether to consent to the inclusion of a district overlay proposal on the May election ballot. ESD 2 announced plans for the Feb. 2 joint meeting in a Jan. 28 statement.

“We’re always happy to meet with one of the jurisdictions inside our District,” ESD No. 2 board President Mike Bessner said in the news release.

The meeting will be held in response to ongoing funding concerns and the future of advanced life support and ambulances services, as noted by the ESD.

ESD 2 oversees the Pflugerville Fire Department, which has reported the department will run out of fund reserves by fiscal year 2023-24.


The following items will be included for discussion and consideration on the Feb. 2 joint meeting's agenda:

  • financial and operational projections for ESD 2 and a review of projected revenue, population service demand growths, as well as impacts on response times and services; and

  • discussion and consideration regarding "the District's statement of services in light of the proposed overlay district," per city documents.


The sole item on Pflugerville City Council's Feb. 3 agenda, outside of public comment, is whether to consent to the resolution and include the district overlay proposal on the May ballot. The city has until Feb. 8 to decide whether to incorporate the proposal into the May election.

For a recap of council's Jan. 26 ESD discussion, click here.


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