Napolitano Law & Counsel

Keep Our Fire Department Local

I don't support joining LA County Fire.

A couple of years ago, the Council supported doing a County feasibility study after Hermosa Beach went County and Redondo Beach had already started a study of their own. Since Hermosa Beach's going County had already affected our previous automatic aid response with Hermosa, we felt it only prudent to see what the County might offer if we were going to be surrounded by County Fire. Of course it would require a lot of public review and input, but we needed the facts first before having a lot of meetings so everyone would be on the same page. In the meantime, Redondo ended their study and we heard a lot of concern by residents about going County. So we listened to the people and did not pursue the next phase of the study. 

As far as I'm concerned, the people have spoken and I agree--I don't and won't support outsourcing our Fire Department to LA County.