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Contra Costa County to close 4 fire stations after voters reject parcel tax measure

Original post made on Dec 14, 2012

The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday evening to approve a plan to shutter four fire stations a month after voters rejected a parcel tax measure meant to prevent the closures.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, December 13, 2012, 3:24 PM

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Posted by Danville Independent
a resident of San Ramon Valley High School
on Dec 14, 2012 at 8:03 am

...and what are the Board of Supervisors doing about the outrageous pensions of the upper-end Fire retiree's? THAT'S the real reason for the closing a!!

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Posted by Julia
a resident of Alamo
on Dec 14, 2012 at 8:52 am

As you and I know and the naive folds don't know....THE SUP'S ARE DOING NOTHING AS USUAL. But don't blame the Sup' I have said many times before...Just look in the mirror when you want to blame someone for a mismanagement.

If we the people keep feeding the starving beast, he/she will keep taking from you and never give you back anything.

Thanks for listening, Julia Pardini from Alamo

By the way, Danville Independent is very correct in what it said in their posted message.

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Posted by Gary
a resident of San Ramon
on Dec 14, 2012 at 3:42 pm

Another prime example of kicking the can down the road. Closing these fire stations is a temporary fix. So, what are they going to do when the "outrageous pensions" (thanks, Danville Independent) catch up with them again? Close more stations? Will we end up with no fire stations while we continue to pay for the outrageous retirement benefits? That's where it seems to be headed. We will eventually have a volunteer fire department if we want to have one at all while we continue to pay through the nose.

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