After approving negotiations with Travis County Emergency Services District No. 2 for ambulance services on May 10, Pflugerville City Council will discuss alternate EMS options at its May 24 meeting.

A statement from ESD 2 indicates its negotiations with the city have reached a standstill.

According to the statement, ESD 2 has maintained its request for additional funding—the same request that led to the city seeking other ambulance providers last year.

"Our offer to the City of Pflugerville remains consistent with the calculations that have been provided to the City over the past year," the statement reads.

The statement says ESD 2 provided two options to reduce the impact on the city's budget—collecting additional fees from residents who call 911 for advanced life support and ambulance services, or designating ESD 2 as the only entity authorized to transfer patients for non-emergency calls within the city.

However, city officials involved in negotiations did not find either option agreeable and described further negotiations as "fruitless," according to the statement.

The city has indicated it will wait to release its own statement until after council has acted on the matter.

The May 24 agenda item allows for both discussion and action on selecting a new provider.