Editorial: Fire union initiative is a terrible concept | March 26, 2010 | Palo Alto Weekly | Palo Alto Online |

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Spectrum - March 26, 2010

Editorial: Fire union initiative is a terrible concept

Palo Alto firefighters union proposal demonstrates how dramatically out of touch they are with today's city-budget realities

Tony Spitaleri, president of the International Association of Firefighters Union Local 1319, has gone way over the top with his plan to circulate an initiative petition to change Palo Alto's City Charter so any reduction in staffing would require a citywide vote.

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