Residents in Bishop, Driscoll and Petronila will go to the polls on Saturday to vote on whether to create a new Emergency Services District for the region.
If it is adopted, the district would impose a new tax on the residents, estimated at 7 cents per $100 valuation. With that money, the district could purchase new equipment and hire full-time personnel. The district would be based in Driscoll, officials have said.
In addition to the ESD issue, Bishop voters will cast ballots in three city council races.
In the first race, Incumbent Mayor Victor Ramos faces a challenge from sitting Place 3 Council Member Antonio Garcia Jr.
The second race is for Council Member Place 4. In that contest, incumbent LeeRoy Kieschnick faces challenger Benito Reyes Jr.
The third race on the ballot is for Council Member Place 2, in which incumbent Rafaelita Cardenas is unopposed.
Voting for the city council race will take place Saturday at the Badger Den, located at the old high school in Bishop, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.