Call For Papers: Next steps for ConFire

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After the defeat of County Measure Q’s proposal for a parcel tax increase, several readers here have asked, “Now what?” What are the ways that county leaders can reduce operating costs while maintaining quality fire protection services? Certainly there are many sides to the argument. But full discussion is in order.

No doubt we could hear from a variety of stakeholders including but not limited to :Local 1230, Coco Tax, the Supervisors, past and/or present County Treasurer and Controllers, maybe even an insurance perspective.

Since the County refuses to listen to its own Grand Juries, it ought to spring for a study based on analysis and recommendations from an independent Big Eight agency firm with impeccable experience (preferably outside the political stench of California’ special interest politics in Sacramento).

So if any of these interests or public at large are willing to participate, please sharpen your pencils and weigh in.

You can simply comment hear with serious points, or prepare a thoughtful, longer piece. We are happy to work with any potential contributor on the technical side of posting here.


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Comments

  1. Kris Hunt, Executive Director says

    Alas, Guy, these folks are in CCCERA and the pension cost is the problem along with the cost of retiree health. The District’s finances are a nightmare and unfortunately, the District waited until they could advertise a crisis to go out to the public.