By a 59 to 41 percent margin, Littleton voters approved full inclusion of Littleton Fire Rescue with South Metro Fire Rescue at the November 6 election. Approval of 7B concludes a process that involved many years of study and discussion. “I want to thank the residents who recognized the wisdom in approving full inclusion with South Metro,” said Littleton Mayor Debbie Brinkman. “Not only will we get the very best fire and emergency medical service and full representation on the South Metro Board of Directors, we will also start addressing the backlog of street and infrastructure improvements needed to keep Littleton moving forward,” she added. South Metro Fire Rescue provides the highest level of fire and emergency medical service in Colorado and the transition is expected to be smooth when South Metro begins providing Littleton residents with fire service on January 1, 2019. Approval of inclusion allows the city staff to begin work on the ambitious program to pump $3.1 million annually to improve streets and infrastructure. Voters also gave a thumbs up to an amendment to the City Charter allowing the resumption of executive sessions between the city council and its attorney to formulate legal questions and receive legal advice while protecting the public’s right to know about the outcome of these discussions.