/ Modified jul 18, 2017 7:23 p.m.

Golder Ranch, Mountain Vista Fire Consolidate

Officials don't expect a change in service.

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The boards for the Golder Ranch and Mountain Vista fire districts approved consolidation of the two departments Monday night.

The decision means Mountain Vista will cease to exist. But that does not mean the public will see a change in service.

“There won’t be any stations closing, and honestly at this point I don’t even see a loss of jobs, simply because we are so lean at Mountain Vista. We don’t have any support staff,” said Cheryl Horvath, Mountain Vista Fire District chief.

Much of the support for Mountain Vista already comes from Golder Ranch.

The move is expected to stabilize the tax rate charged by the departments.

The decision to consolidate the departments north of Tucson was made after a series of public meetings.

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