Tax hikes eyed as way to save El Segu...

Tax hikes eyed as way to save El Segundo Fire Department

There are 94 comments on the Daily Breeze story from Jul 25, 2010, titled Tax hikes eyed as way to save El Segundo Fire Department. In it, Daily Breeze reports that:

As El Segundo's budget woes came into sharper focus late last year, city leaders began looking at a proposed merger with the Los Angeles County Fire Department as one way to fill a multimillion-dollar budget gap.

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willie

United States

#85 Aug 14, 2010
i heard this is going viral on fox news ...

monday..

it might might be "el segundo" to bell ca

you union pigs...will be exposed...

you take our money....and then buy yourself more money from us

you know you only had 1 big house fire in that town

last year....you only have 16,000 people

and 7,000 houses in the whole place

you greedy union pigs
BS tracker

Bellflower, CA

#86 Aug 15, 2010
Concerned Resident wrote:
Ya Burns, what is your salary + benefit package?
Yeah Dave. You seem to be able to respond to these attacks very quickly when it serves your agenda but somehow seem to stall on this one. What gives? We are all about full disclosure aren't we?
Joe

Manhattan Beach, CA

#87 Aug 16, 2010
willie wrote:
i heard this is going viral on fox news ...
monday..
it might might be "el segundo" to bell ca
you union pigs...will be exposed...
you take our money....and then buy yourself more money from us
you know you only had 1 big house fire in that town
last year....you only have 16,000 people
and 7,000 houses in the whole place
you greedy union pigs
Population jumps to almost 90,000 during a workday.

El Segundo has a huge industrial complex network from Boeing, Northrop, Raytheon, Air Force Base along with 21 high rises and oil refinery. Not to mention a large footprint of local industrial business aptly named "smokey hollow" along the south west leg of El Segundo Blvd.

Also a huge daily influx of foreigners packing our hotels and business parks.

What does this add up to? One of the most dangerous cities in California, with some of the most highly sensitive, highly insured buildings in the world and some of the most hazardous environments anyone or any firefighter for that matter would want to confront.

You base a fire department solely on house fires? This shows your ineptitude. You don't give them credit for their fast responses to the small fires which prevented big fires? I would assume you wouldn't give them any credit because your argument is not based on rational facts, it is flustered with your irrational emotions most likely tied to your personal issues and insufficiencies.
willie

United States

#88 Aug 16, 2010
Also a huge daily influx of foreigners packing our hotels and business parks.

yeah,

i know about that....

that is why you get such a good night's sleep

commercial is what feeds the cash to you.

you are no different than BELL CA.

i would like to feel sorry for you , but i don't

you are nothing but union thugs.....working every

angle the system allows.

thanks for the free psychoanalysis,

thoughts and motivations outside of the box

influence my behavior.

you big fat union thug crook
Daniel

Canoga Park, CA

#90 Aug 18, 2010
Save this precious fire department, and keep El Segundo independent by cutting these ridiculous salaries. These politicians and civil servants who so "selflessly" serve the people of ES should be ashamed of themselves.

Something in my town stinks, and it's not Hyperion this time. Closer scrutiny of ES elected officials and city employees is imperative. I am sure an exhaustive audit will uncover unscrupulous dealings that have led us to our current circumstance.
Joe

Bellflower, CA

#91 Aug 21, 2010
Daniel wrote:
Save this precious fire department, and keep El Segundo independent by cutting these ridiculous salaries. These politicians and civil servants who so "selflessly" serve the people of ES should be ashamed of themselves.
Something in my town stinks, and it's not Hyperion this time. Closer scrutiny of ES elected officials and city employees is imperative. I am sure an exhaustive audit will uncover unscrupulous dealings that have led us to our current circumstance.
As a fireman in the city of El Segundo I welcome any audit, everything uncovered, all questions answered. And no sir, I am not ashamed of myself.
Paco

United States

#92 Aug 21, 2010
Joe wrote:
<quoted text>
As a fireman in the city of El Segundo I welcome any audit, everything uncovered, all questions answered. And no sir, I am not ashamed of myself.
you are nothing but union thugs.....

working every angle the system allows.
El Segundo Blogger

Los Angeles, CA

#93 Sep 1, 2010
Just the facts. Check it out. www.elsegundoblogger.blogspot.com
red29

Los Angeles, CA

#94 Sep 1, 2010
El Segundo Blogger - straight forward answers. www.elsegundoblogger.blogspot.com
anon

United States

#95 Sep 2, 2010
red29 wrote:
El Segundo Blogger - straight forward answers. www.elsegundoblogger.blogspot.com
BIG union thug JOKE......

over paid pigs........are what you are!!!!!

what would you do if you had to work for a living????

union pigs!!!!
Matt

Woodland Hills, CA

#96 Sep 16, 2010
oldbill256 wrote:
I am a long time ES resident and would be happy to see the City outsource its fire fighters to LACOFD, if its cost effective. On that note why not consider other City departments ESPD to LACOSD, City maint services to other LA County agencies, Building and Safety to LA County Building and Safety. Let's not look to propgate the welfare and cushy retirement of City workers at the expense of City residents.
You sir, are not a resident of El Segundo. The LASO/LA CO FD would provide inferior service to what is now available. Response times to potential crimes and other emergencies would rise drastically. If someone is breaking into my home at 3 am, I want an ESPD Officer to respond. Furthermore, get with the times, if want superior service one has to pay for it. City agencies have to be competive with neighboring agencies to attract the best candidates. Very few people have the courage to run towards chaos when most of us would run away from it. One of the reasons I love El Segundo is it's services. If we didn't have them El Segundo would look like one of the other neighboring LA County/LA City towns.
willie

United States

#97 Sep 16, 2010
Matt wrote:
<quoted text>
You sir, are not a resident of El Segundo. The LASO/LA CO FD would provide inferior service to what is now available. Response times to potential crimes and other emergencies would rise drastically. If someone is breaking into my home at 3 am, I want an ESPD Officer to respond. Furthermore, get with the times, if want superior service one has to pay for it. City agencies have to be competive with neighboring agencies to attract the best candidates. Very few people have the courage to run towards chaos when most of us would run away from it. One of the reasons I love El Segundo is it's services. If we didn't have them El Segundo would look like one of the other neighboring LA County/LA City towns.
I know about that....

that is why you get such a good night's sleep

commercial is what feeds the cash to you.

you are no different than BELL CA.

I would like to feel sorry for you , but I don't

you are nothing but union thugs.....working every

angle the system allows.

BIG union thug JOKE......

over paid pigs........are what you are!!!!!

what would you do if you had to work for a living????

union pigs!!!!
LAPD

Brea, CA

#98 Feb 23, 2011
Other Options wrote:
Don Brann is pulling a $15,500.21 monthly, and $186,002.52 annual pension as former Superintendent of Wiseburn Elementary.
The solution is cutting safety salaries by 10% minimum, and raising how much the city employees contribut to their pensions. The other city employees should takes a 5% pay cut, they cost way less the police & fire, and take the bulk of the city's annual budget.
El Segundo has a spending problem. Don Brann is part of the problem. Raising business taxes will not help the city out this hole, a self-inflicted hole. Here is what Don Brann has done since being elected in 2008:
El Segundo City Council raised water taxes over $15 million in the past 4 years. Brann approved a water rate increase last year. The El Segundo City Council gave its City Manager a 15% pay raise in 2009 to $250,000 annually. The El Segundo Police Chief earned $425,775 in 2009. His lifetime pension:$17,517.78 a month, and $210,213.36 annually
32 of the 54 El Segundo firefighters earned over $100,000 last year in salary. Average salary was $176,118:
Fire Chief -$270,052
Fire Captain -$258,868
Fire Captain -$258,709
Deputy Fire Chief -$258,533
Battalion Chief -$250,330
Fire Captain -$228,263
Fire Paramedic -$233,616
Fire Captain -$220,145
Fire Captain -$206,257
Fire Captain $205,744
Fire Captain -$202,375
Fire Paramedic -$196,031
Firefighter -$194,558
Fire Paramedic -$193,381
Fire Captain -$185,436
Fire Engineer -$180,740
Fire Paramedic -$179,759
Fire Engineer -$176,601
Fire Captain -$174,661
Fire Paramedic -$168,341
Fire Paramedic -$163,459
Firefighter -$161,164
Fire Engineer -$160,000
Firefighter -$121,519
Firefighter -$118,953
Fire Paramedic -$116,571
Fire Engineer -$113,403
Fire Paramedic -$112,530
Firefighter -$109,027
Firefighter -$108,857
Firefighter -$102,034
Fire Engineer -$99,794
Your figure is too low regarding the fire chief. Previous articles have his pay over $320,000, Cut the pay. The top brass can afford it!
Joe

Torrance, CA

#99 Feb 28, 2011
Reality Check wrote:
According to the United States Government and the US Marine Corps the salary for someone risking their lives starts at $1,447.20 a month.
http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/projects/mone...
And do we think thats enough for our men and women un uniform?

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