NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Travis County Emergency Services District No. 17

Tuesday, August 24th, 2021

 

NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Travis County Emergency Services District No. 17

Contact: Chief Nick Perkins nperkins@pfugervillefire.org 512-251-2801

 

The City of Pflugerville, without its Councilmembers previously voting in open meeting to authorize any lawsuit against TCESD No. 17, filed a lawsuit late in the day on August 11th seeking to prevent TCESD No. 17 from calling an election at the request of voters for annexation into the District. The annexation will be decided by the voters and ultimately involve three groups of voters, those currently living within TCESD No. 17, those living in the City of Pflugerville, and those living in unincorporated parts of Travis County that reside in the remaining boundaries of TCESD No. 2.

 

On Thursday, August 12th, Travis County District Court Judge Jan Soifer denied the City of Pflugerville’s request for a temporary restraining order against TCESD No. 17. Despite this ruling, the city is continuing to pursue the case and seeking a temporary injunction to stop TCESD No. 17 from allowing the voters to decide how their emergency medical services will be funded. After TCESD No. 17 filed a motion to require the City of Pflugerville to show authorization to file the lawsuit, the Pflugerville Councilmembers took action for the first time in open session on August 18th to authorize the lawsuit, 6 days after the lawsuit was filed.

 

The City of Pflugerville’s request for a temporary injunction to stop the annexation election and prevent voters from being heard on this issue is currently set in Travis County District Court for September 9, 2021.