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.
Marti Emerald, head of the City Council’s public safety committee, tried to explain why the city hasn’t gone through with a pilot program to address emergency response time disparities.
All three major candidates embrace an unfunded 2011 proposal to deal with response time woes in some of San Diego’s poorest and brownest neighborhoods.
Park, library and fire station projects in under-served neighborhoods could get a boost under a new city policy amendment.
San Diego leaders announced plans Thursday to begin funding new fire stations in some of the city’s neediest neighborhoods.
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 District 4 councilwoman asks the mayor’s office to estimate the cost of a temporary fire station to address response time woes.
A city consultant recommended a cheaper two-person fire crew to resolve a response time gap in Encanto. It hasn’t happened.
What we learned this week.
Councilwoman Marti Emerald said the city will continue to take out deferred maintenance bonds over five years to cover street repairs, and might consider passing a public safety bond in 2016.