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News - April 30, 2010

Palo Alto dumps controversial fire-staffing study

City to look for new consultant as it prepares for negotiations with the firefighters' union

by Gennady Sheyner

Palo Alto officials have scrapped a much-anticipated study into staffing levels at the Fire Department after learning that the consultant in charge of the study is unlikely to give them the type of information they're looking for, Assistant City Manager Pamela Antil said Wednesday.

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Staff Writer Gennady Sheyner can be e-mailed at gsheyner@paweekly.com.

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Posted by LT
a resident of Barron Park
on May 15, 2010 at 6:45 am

It does appear that the City had a pre-disposed idea of what they wanted to hear. I think going in with an open mind and receiving the final report could have been benificial for the purpose of the study. Find out the "standards of coverage", to me this means to get a report card on how the FD is doing from a set of eye that are not clouded with the current politics. If it was asked for in 2003 and it's just getting started in 2010 and now canceled....that may say something right there.


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