Agencies interested in the possibility of taking over aspects of 's mission and public service will now have an additional two weeks with which to submit their proposals to the District.
The deadline, which was originally March 9, has been moved to March 23 at 4 p.m. after an unnamed agency requested an extension, according to San Miguel Fire public information officer Leonard Villareal.
The agency submitted a Request for Proposal in late January, as a way to determine if there were any aspects of service that could be contracted out in order to save money. The District is currently facing a $1.3 million defecit for the next fiscal year, its third consecutive million-dollar defecit.
in February, saying that the District is not shutting down, but rather they are "trying to do is figure out if there’s a better way to do business."
Villareal said that he could not speak on which, if any, agencies have submitted proposals, as all submissions remain sealed until the day of the deadline.
Information about the RFP, the district's budget, the general fund, a Q&A and more can be downloaded from the district’s website.