Geoff West at A Bubbling Cauldron has found another nugget of gold in the agenda for Tuesday night’s Costa Mesa City Council meeting. Apparently, the staff is recommending that the Council rescind the layoffs announced 13 months ago for the Costa Mesa Fire Department personnel.
by Chris Prevatt • • 9 Comments
Today is Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. At their meeting last night the Santa Ana City Council decided what the city would have to give up for Lent. On a 6-0 vote the City Council turned to ashes the 128-year history of Santa Ana’s independent Fire Department, outsourcing it to the Orange County Fire Authority.
by Chris Prevatt • • 11 Comments
Santa Ana will continue to have fire protection after April 20, 2012, but the 128 years of the Santa Ana Fire Department history will come to an abrupt end. That is if the proposed outsourcing of fire services is approved at Tuesday nights meeting of the City Council.
by Kathy Findley • • 11 Comments
CEO Terry Matz and Chief Brice of the Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) presented their proposal to provide fire and paramedic services for the City of Costa Mesa. I’m no budget expert, but from what both gentlemen presented, it doesn’t sound like there would be much, if any savings, using OCFA.