FIRE DISTRICT OVERRIDE ON BALLOT

 
Chief Bourgeois mentioned the "Four Way Test" banner and said he found the emphasis on core values similar to what they do at SFM.
He is here today to acquaint us with the fire district budget override proposal on the November 8 ballot (near the bottom of the ballot).  The state fire districts are falling behind in replacing needed ambulances, fire trucks and personal protective gear.  This is due to the drop in home valuations during the recession coupled with Prop 117 which limits the annual increase in home valuations as valuations rebound. The legislature granted a 5-year temporary window for fire districts to propose budget overrides. The proposal on the ballot has nothing to do with salaries or building new fire stations. The Chief requested our support for this override ballot measure.