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Reader slowmo wrote:
… However, since the fires don’t stay in the backcountry when they start, and are raging out of control when they leave said backcountry—-then everybody in San Diego should have a voice as to the level of service in the backcountry fire departments.
Reader Horatio Algier wrote:
The problem with allowing each community to decide how much fire protection they want is that the fires don’t know that they are not allowed to move from community to community.
Great! How much are you guys willing to pay? I guess I wasn’t clear — it is a cost issue. You want a voice in the back country fire districts than you also get to foot the bill. You want a fire department in Valley Center that can stop any brush fire from moving out of the area, Valley Center residents will be happy to allow you that privilege — just pay the bill.
That’s the problem, folks. It costs $$$$ and if you want Valley Center — or any fire district — to protect you, then pony up. Consolidation will not add one fire fighter or one piece of equipment.
Reader TY wrote:
Just trying to figure out what pony Kern has in this race. He takes a shot at, “I believe,” Roberts, so Kern must be lining up a client to run against him. Also, John, will you be running Goldsmith’s campaign again should he jump into the City Atty race?
Ty — no shot against Ron. My memory is not clear on whether it was a study commissioned that he supported or his own proposal. That’s why said “I believe.” It was an expression of doubt, not a shot. On the subject of Goldsmith, he is in the race. I am working for Lee Burdick.
— JOHN KERN