Point Montara Fire Debate

This is the “other half” of the Fire Board debate, so to speak–Point Montara’s race. As mentioned before, this board and the HMB board will soon merge, so in a way it is really one race in two parts.

Opening Statements

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Question #1

What are the challenges facing the Coastside fire board and what would you do to meet them?

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Question #2

With the so-called emergency staffing at Station 44 Half Moon Bay was staffing your station, Montara, with some overtime employees. Now CalFire is staffing your station with overtime employees. Why do you feel it was a necessary move when both departments are filling the station with overtime personnel? Could it not have waited until the districts were merged?

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Question #3

How many meetings of the Fire District Board have you attended and why do you want to be on the Board?

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Question #4

This year’s budget has over three million dollars in reserves. The $430,000 loan for the land under Station 41 will be paid off this year. Do you believe that we can’t afford to run a local fire department?

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Question #5

Are you aware of ex-convicts working for CDF and do you know if any are currently working at Station 44?

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Question #6

Should the current board have ignored the petitions that taxpayers and voters of the District signed?

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Question #7

How important is employee retention and what are you going to do to retain employees of the district?

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Question #8

The money saved from this year directly benefits some of the directors who are retired from the Half Moon Bay Protection District. Do you consider this issue a conflict of interest? Should those directors that benefit from such issues be allowed to discuss and vote on them?

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Closing Statements

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