Two households waited several minutes each when they called for help to report an intruder. San Diego Police have responded to public pressure by discussing monthly average wait times. But those figures can paint a misleading picture. “I’m acknowledging that two-minute, five-minute, seven-minute wait times, those do occur,” an SDPD spokesman told us.
Early on in his State of the City address last week, Mayor Kevin Faulconer called out three neighborhoods that have had historically poor emergency response, but benefited from new programs.
An experiment in Encanto is relying on a two-person crew to answer emergencies. But that crew is only staffed 12 hours a day. Is a good use of taxpayer dollars?
A new contract was supposed to go out to bid three years ago. But now it might take until the middle of 2017.
The mayor said the city has had issues responding to emergencies in the South Bay. The truth is more narrow than that — in fact, it’s a single address that causes most problems.
Under Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s proposal, a new two-person emergency crew would start in July and a temporary fire station in another at-risk community would come six months later.
The former assemblyman is relying on his history of deal-making to get your vote. But his recent history is also his biggest enemy.
In advance of interim mayor Todd Gloria’s decision on San Diego’s ambulance services, a pro-business study argues that city-run ambulances put taxpayers at risk.
Mayoral candidates David Alvarez and Kevin Faulconer both say the city needs to build more fire stations – but they don’t seem to agree on how many.
The city is inching toward putting its ambulance contract out to bid, and Rural/Metro could lose its gig as go-to provider.