Tracy residents to pay for 9-1-1 calls
February 19, 2010
Residents of Tracy, located in northern California, will now have to pay every time they call 9-1-1 for a medical emergency. [CBS 13 News]
The controversial measure was approved by the city council last Tuesday.
Two options are being offered. Either residents can pay an annual fee of $48, which entitles people to make unlimited 9-1-1 medical calls. If they don’t pay the annual fee, a flat rate of $300 will be charged per emergency call for local residents; $400 for non-residents.