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San Miguel Fire District RFP Deadline Ends With Only One Proposal

Beginning March 26, a committee appointed by the San Miguel Fire Protection District will review the proposal submitted by CAL FIRE to determine if it meets a series of pre-established metrics, or minimum standards.

The opportunity for interested fire agencies to submit a Request for Proposal to the  ended Friday. One agency, CAL FIRE, submitted a proposal prior to the 4 p.m. deadline.

Beginning March 26, a committee appointed by the San Miguel Fire Protection District will review the proposal to determine if it meets a series of pre-established metrics, or minimum standards, according to District public information officer Leonard Villareal.

The review committee will present its determination to the full Board during the meeting scheduled for March 28, 2012. At that point, the Board will begin the discussion process and determine what is in the best interest of the communities and the District.

It is likely parts of the proposal may generate questions. Questions (if any) will be researched by staff and reported back to the Board on the meeting scheduled for April 11, 2012.

The agency submitted a Request for Proposal in late January, as a way to determine if there were any aspects of service that could be contracted out in order to save money. The District is currently facing a $1.3 million defecit for the next fiscal year, its third consecutive million-dollar defecit.

in February, saying that the District is not shutting down, but rather they are "trying to do is figure out if there’s a better way to do business."

Komfort March 24, 2012 at 01:58 AM
Why do firefighters sleep at stations anymore? Police don't doze for dollars. Should doctors and nurses sleep at the hospital? Get rid of the sleep comfort beds, work normal shifts, and fix the scheduling/overtime scheme. That was easy.
ROBERT PERRY March 24, 2012 at 11:44 PM
ARE THERE ANY REPRESENTATIVES OF THE NON-FIREFIGHTING PUBLIC ON THE REVIEW COMMITTEE?
Army Grunt March 26, 2012 at 05:57 AM
Re- inspect payscales for work discriptions, Augie makes 214K for being a public relations guy? pay the worker bees the union scale and make desk jockeys take a pay cut!
Kevin George March 26, 2012 at 03:42 PM
At the recent La Mesa Centennial Council meeting Russell Buckley spoke about the impending pension shortfall and suggested that the police and FF pensions needed to be reduced at which point the crowd applauded. Soon after a woman castigated the crowd for being so boorish as to applaud taking money away from our safety personnel. This article points out what that woman does not understand. The SMFD is a window into the future if something is not done here. The SMFD has six retirees that get a combined amount of over $700,000 annually. And that is not all the retirees, just the ones over $100,000 a year. http://database.californiapensionreform.com/?vtsearchname=&vtsearchemploy=san+miguel+cons&vtquery=1&vttable=calpers Because of that they have gotten to the inevitable point where services must be reduced in order to pay their retirement obligations. This is the point Mr. Buckley was making and why the crowd applauded that night. It is not that we hate police and think they get paid too much, it is a simple matter of arithmetic.

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