Proposition 1: Election issue heats up for local voters, firefighters 11

imagesDRIPPING SPRINGS, 4/29/13 – Early voting started today for Hays County residents who pay taxes to the Emergency Services District (ESD) #6, which includes most residents in the Dripping Springs area. The General Election on May 11, will give voters the opportunity to elect up to two at-large DSISD school board members and to determine the outcome of a proposed measure called Proposition 1, which asks voters to approve unionized collective bargaining rights for local paid firefighters.

A local union affiliation is already in place in ESD#6 for paid rank-and-file firefighters: The Dripping Springs chapter of the International Association of More…