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CFPD: Board Meeting, December 10, 2008

The full agenda can be found by clicking here.

The Board of Directors of the Coastside Fire Protection District met at their regular meeting this past Wednesday–Montara Fog videotaped the meeting on behalf on the Board.

This video will eventually find its way onto the re-designed CFPD website.

CFPD holds the copyright to this video but desires that it be widely disseminated. Therefore, they are granting permission for its use (including use by the news media) as long as proper attribution is given. Attribution can take the form of, for example, the text “Video courtesy of CFPD” located next to the video or at a visible place within an article. That’s it. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Montara Fog.

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CFPD: Board Meeting, October 22, 2008

The full agenda can be found by clicking here.

Note that Item 6a (Approval of Minutes) on the Consent Calendar was pulled from the Consent Calendar and was discussed immediately afterward. Both can be found in the “Consent Calendar” chapter of the video.

Also note that item 8a (Basic Financial Statements Audit) was moved up and took place between items 6 and 7.

The Board of Directors of the Coastside Fire Protection District met at their regular meeting this past Wednesday–Montara Fog videotaped the meeting on behalf on the Board.

This video will eventually find its way onto the soon-to-be re-designed CFPD website.

CFPD holds the copyright to this video but desires that it be widely disseminated. Therefore, they are granting permission for its use (including use by the news media) as long as proper attribution is given. Attribution can take the form of, for example, the text “Video courtesy of CFPD” located next to the video or at a visible place within an article. That’s it. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Montara Fog.

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CFPD: Board Meeting, September 25, 2008

The full agenda can be found by clicking here.

Note that Item D on the Consent Calendar was initially voted on early in the meeting as part of the Consent Calendar by unanimous consent. At the end of the meeting (immediately prior to adjournment, in the “Fire Chief’s Report” video segment) it was realized that Item D should have been a role call vote. The Board re-voted by roll call, passing it 5-0.

The Board of Directors of the Coastside Fire Protection District met at their regular meeting this past Wednesday–Montara Fog videotaped the meeting on behalf on the Board.

This video will eventually find its way onto the soon-to-be re-designed CFPD website.

CFPD holds the copyright to this video but desires that it be widely disseminated. Therefore, they are granting permission for its use (including use by the news media) as long as proper attribution is given. Attribution can take the form of, for example, the text “Video courtesy of CFPD” located next to the video or at a visible place within an article. That’s it. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Montara Fog.

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CFPD: Board Meeting, August 19, 2008

The full agenda can be found by clicking here.

Note that Item 5 was the closed meeting–there is no corresponding video.

The Board of Directors of the Coastside Fire Protection District met at their regular meeting this past Tuesday–Montara Fog videotaped the meeting on behalf on the Board.

This video will eventually find its way onto the soon-to-be re-designed CFPD website.

CFPD holds the copyright to this video but desires that it be widely disseminated. Therefore, they are granting permission for its use (including use by the news media) as long as proper attribution is given. Attribution can take the form of, for example, the text “Video courtesy of CFPD” located next to the video or at a visible place within an article. That’s it. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Montara Fog.

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CFPD: Board Meeting, July 15, 2008

The full agenda can be found by clicking here.

Note that Item 5 was the closed meeting–there is no corresponding video.

The Board of Directors of the Coastside Fire Protection District met at their regular meeting this past Tuesday–Montara Fog videotaped the meeting on behalf on the Board.

This video will eventually find its way onto the soon-to-be re-designed CFPD website.

CFPD holds the copyright to this video but desires that it be widely disseminated. Therefore, they are granting permission for its use (including use by the news media) as long as proper attribution is given. Attribution can take the form of, for example, the text “Video courtesy of CFPD” located next to the video or at a visible place within an article. That’s it. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Montara Fog.

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CFPD: Board Meeting (Special), June 25, 2008

The full agenda can be found by clicking here.

A few notes to help you navigate the Agenda more easily:

1) Item 5 was the closed meeting–there is no corresponding video.

2) Oral Communications consisted of three speakers (including Chief Ferreira) and included significant discussion on the part of the staff and Board (thus the unusual length of that Agenda item).

3) Item E, having to do with the review and approval of the preliminary budget, was moved to the first order of business following Oral Communications.

4) Item A, which begins next, is divided into two parts. The second portion is at the end of the meeting (labeled “part 1″ and Part 2” on the video menu).

The Board of Directors of the Coastside Fire Protection District met at a special meeting this past Wednesday–Montara Fog videotaped the meeting on behalf on the Board.

This video will eventually find its way onto the soon-to-be re-designed CFPD website.

CFPD holds the copyright to this video but desires that it be widely disseminated. Therefore, they are granting permission for its use (including use by the news media) as long as proper attribution is given. Attribution can take the form of, for example, the text “Video courtesy of CFPD” located next to the video or at a visible place within an article. That’s it. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Montara Fog.

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CFPD: Board Meeting, June 17, 2008

The full agenda can be found by clicking here.

Note that there is no Agenda item “E.”

The Board of Directors of the Coastside Fire Protection District met at their regular monthly meeting this past Tuesday–Montara Fog videotaped the meeting on behalf on the Board.

This video will eventually find its way onto the soon-to-be re-designed CFPD website.

CFPD holds the copyright to this video but desires that it be widely disseminated. Therefore, they are granting permission for its use (including use by the news media) as long as proper attribution is given. Attribution can take the form of, for example, the text “Video courtesy of CFPD” located next to the video or at a visible place within an article. That’s it. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Montara Fog.

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CFPD: Board Meeting, April 29, 2008

The full agenda can be found by clicking here.

The Board of Directors of the Coastside Fire Protection District met at their regular monthly meeting this past Tuesday–Montara Fog videotaped the meeting on behalf on the Board.

This video will eventually find its way onto the soon-to-be re-designed CFPD website.

Since this is the first video from CFPD a word is in order about copyright. CFPD holds the copyright to this video but desires that it be widely disseminated. Therefore, they are granting permission for its use (including use by the news media) as long as proper attribution is given. Attribution can take the form of, for example, the text “Video courtesy of CFPD” located next to the video or at a visible place within an article. That’s it. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Montara Fog.

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Coastside Fire Protection District Board Meeting, March 18, 2008

Vince Williams has once again provided us with audio recordings of this month’s Board meeting of the Coastside Fire Protection District (CFPD). As you know, this is the fire department that provides fire and emergency medical services for the entire coastside. Fire policy can be terribly complicated. Without Vince’s great recordings it would not only be complicated but largely invisible to the citizens.

Click here for a pdf of the meeting agenda.

This first segment is the reconvening from closed session to open session, roll call and pledge. No public comments were made. President Burke reported out of closed session, direction was given to the Chief and no Board action was taken. There was no report from IAFF Local 2400. The remainder of this segment was corrections to minutes of previous meetings and consent calendar.

The second segment is Continuing Business 7A: Video recording meetings and web streaming proposals. There were many public speakers. Each speaker was limited to two minutes. A motion was made to contract for six months with Montara Fog. The motion was amended and was discussed at length by the Board. Many Board members expressed a desire to rebuild the District’s web site and host the web stream videos there. The final motion was to contract with Montara Fog for six months with the ability of the Board to terminate the contract with seven days notice. The final vote was Burke, Cockrell, Lees, McShane and MacKimmie for and Cilia, Draper, Hosfelt and Mackintosh against.

The third segment starts with Continuing Business 7B: Policy Manual. No action was taken. Next was item 7C: Hiring of new Firefighters. Director Mackintosh suggested the Board work on two paths to get hiring started should the Court rule against the Board contracting with CalFire. No other comments were made and no action was taken.

The fourth segment picks up with New Business 8A: Current employee and retiree medical benefits resolution 2008-6. Directors Lees and MacKimmie recused themselves and left the meeting room. This item was to
correct past medical payments to employees and retirees. The “correction” was whether retroactive payment would be tied to Kaiser rates or what was negotiated in the operative MOU at the time. There was considerable discussion and many amendments made to the resolution. The final vote was Burke, Cockrell, Draper, Hosfelt and McShane for and Cilia and Mackintosh against.

The fifth segment picks up with New Business 8B: Transferring ERAF and Harbor Village CFD funds to reserves, 8C: Policy change on Workmen’s compensation, 8D: Weed abatement contract solicitation and 8E: Review of Director’s pay for meetings.

The sixth segment is Director’s and Chief’s Reports. Under the ALS/JPA Committee Report Director Lees reported on the status of the new ambulance contract for the County. The Board of Supervisors relented to pressure and are NOT soliciting bids to have County Dispatch contracted out as an option to the ambulance and paramedic contract renewal. The next regular Board meeting was rescheduled from it normal date to April 29, 2008.

Congratulations to Darin and MontaraFog on the award of the contract with CFPD. This may be the last audio recording I do for MontaraFog. Hopefully, next month there will be a more engaging video of the CFPD Board meeting. My personal thanks to Darin for hosting my audio recordings and his efforts to make our local government bodies more transparent.

Audio recordings and text by Vince Williams of Moss Beach.

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Coastside Fire Protection District Board Meeting, February 19, 2008

Vince Williams brings us an audio recording of February’s Board Meeting of the Coastside Fire Protection District. This is the new district that was recently formed by the merger of the HMB Fire District and the Point Montara District.

Vince brings us this resource using his own time and using his own audio gear (a very nice microphone and recorder, purchased for this project). He breaks it down by agenda item to make it easier to find the interesting parts. This is work and valuable work. And it is making a difference.

If you would like to contribute video, photos, or text about some issue or activity on the coastside we would love to talk with you. Click on “Contact” in the menu bar and send me a note. You can make a difference, too.

Click here for the pdf of the Agenda

This first segment is the reconvening from closed session to open session, roll call and pledge. One public comment was made by FF/PM Brian Banks of Montara on operational issues involving CalFire at Station 44. There was no response from the Board or Chief on this segment. Chief Cole responded later on the very end of the final segment. Following that was legal staff report out of closed session, no report from IAFF Local 2400 and consent calendar and corrections to minutes.

The second segment is Continuing Business 7A and 7B Community Facilites District #20 in El Granada and forming an ad hoc committee for strategic planning.

The third segment is New Business 8A: Mid-Coast Television Video and web streaming presentation. This item has a long detailed discussion with much public input from many citizens. There were many issues discussed: government transparency, MCTV’s proposal versus MontaraFog’s proposal, how to reach the citizens, old media versus new media and copyright issues. The Board voted to continue the agenda item to the next meeting and would like written public input, before the next meeting.

The fourth segment picks up with New Business 8B: Current employee and retiree medical benefits. A retired employee, Doug Snyder spoke of seperating the employee plan form the retiree plan, so there could be some consistancy from year to year on the plan for the retirees. The Board approved both plans for the current year. Next was a discussion and acceptance of the HMBFPD and PMFPD audits for last fiscal year. Both audits were approved by the Board. Discussion of the retiree medical plan was continued after a short discussion. The firm which conducts CFPD’s audits is shedding some of their smaller customers including CFPD. The Board directed the Chief to find a new auditing firm.

The fifth segment starts Director’s and Chief’s Reports. 9A Finance, 9B Volunteer and 9C Special Districts are in this segment.

The sixth segment continues Director’s and Chief’s Reports starting with 9D ALS/JPA. There was a discussion on the status of the new ambulance contract for the County. This has been a significant issue for the cities and fire districts within the County. The Coastside is isolated and this is also an important issue for the CFPD. Chief Performance ad hoc committee, Buildings committee follow and Attorney’s report end the segment. Thursday, February 21 at 2:30 PM the Appellate case will be heard in San Francisco.

The seventh segment continues Director’s and Chief’s Reports with 9G the Chief’s report. The Chief discussed staffing, the need to hire new Linestaff, if the Appellate case does not resolve the CalFire contract stay. There is also an update on the staging of the AMR ambulance(440) and the backup ambulance(441). There was a response to FF/PM Brian Banks earlier public comment on operational issues at Station 44. Chief Cole acknowledged the operational mishaps have occurred at Station 44. Chief Cole and Chief Ferreira are working together on the operational issues. Accident investigations have been conducted. Actions have come out of the investigations.

Audio and text by Vince Williams of Moss Beach

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