Family ties a factor in SRV Fire race, incumbent says Comments on Stories, posted by Editor, Danville Weekly Online, on Nov 7, 2012 at 6:42 pm
One incumbent and two newcomers were elected to the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District's Board of Directors Tuesday night, in an election where family ties to unions were quite apparent. Danville resident and Alameda County Fire Captain Gordon Dakin won the first of three seats, followed by incumbent Matt Stamey and H. Jay Kerr.
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Posted by Woody, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Nov 7, 2012 at 6:52 pm
Using reserves to balance it's budget and pay salaries? Wake up people!!!
I drive past our local Fire Station twice a day, there are never less than 12 personal vehicles parked in the lot. I'm all for strong Police and Fire coverage, but why can 3 Police Officers keep Danville safe every night but it takes at least 12 Firefighters at this one station?
Posted by Tango, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Nov 9, 2012 at 8:34 am
The problem is not exclusive to Danville/Alamao. Firefighters have a tough job "at times " but the compensation, pensions and overall benefits are very candidly, obscene ! I truly hope the trend reverses very soon. It is akin to tenured teachers !