Meeting Time: November 05, 2019 at 6:00pm PST
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Agenda Item

9. 19-0444 Consider Proceeding with Next Steps of Los Angeles County Fire Department Feasibility Study (City Manager Moe). DISCUSS AND PROVIDE DIRECTION

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    Kristin Drew over 4 years ago

    After discussing the issue with a member of the Manhattan Beach Fire Department, I ask that Council proceed with Phase 2 of the Los Angeles County Study before deciding whether the city should contract out its fire services. That the Manhattan Beach Firefighters Association – i.e. those most directly impacted by the outcome of this and those most knowledgeable of the situation – have asked to continue with the next phase should be all the direction Council needs to move forward.

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    Vicky Purvis over 4 years ago

    I would like to know better the types of service calls to which the fire department responds.

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    Gary Osterhout over 4 years ago

    Agreed; I don't think a future local department will be able to efficiently provide the scale of services that can be provided from a larger organization, or we should combine with other local cities. (Also consider the time saved in compensation negotiations and "side agreements.").