The Pinole City Council has reversed course once more and accepted a $1.24 million federal grant that will help re-open a closed fire station.
The council voted Tuesday night to approve the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant.
The funds are expected to go toward the re-opening of Fire Station 74 in Pinole Valley.
In June, the council voted to turn down the grant after council members expressed concerns about associated costs if the station was operating again. The vote also came after Mayor Debbie Long had a heated exchange with representatives from the firefighters union.