City Analysis Of OCFA Proposal Released Today
The long-awaited City analysis of the Orange County Fire Authority proposal has finally been released, HERE.
WHY NO STUDY SESSION?
According to the press release that transmitted this information, the analysis and the OCFA proposal will be discussed at the Costa Mesa City Council meeting on July 19, 2011. That's more than disappointing because there is a Study Session scheduled for July 12th and an issue this complex clearly should be vetted in a more user-friendly environment, just as has been done in recent months with the Police Department restructuring and the Budget. Then, again, perhaps the City Council has decided that they didn't like all that inconvenient resident involvement after all. Regardless, the analysis will be discussed on the 19th and will likely play to a large crowd that evening.
FIRST PASS, NO OPINION YET
I've only made a first pass through Interim Assistant Chief Executive Officer Terry Matz analysis and, due to the many ways this issue can be sliced, I'm not prepared to offer an opinion yet. There's more to this than strictly numbers - politics come into play, too. I suggest you go to the link, read the report and form your own views. I'll get around to plowing through it in detail after the Independence Day holiday, when I'll be busy with a couple fully-charged hoses, ready to protect my property from the fireworks all weekend.