Tax Payers Perspective of the El Dorado Hills Fire District
Aaron Palm, Tea Party Patriots of El Dorado Hills, July 2, 2012Tea Party Patriots of El Dorado Hills Presents: A Tax Payers Perspective of the El Dorado Hills Fire District and The Negative Impact of Federal Regulations on Our Economy
Key Note Speaker:
Congressman McClintock’s Community Outreach Director Mr. Norman Gonzales
Key Note Speech with Q&A on “The Negative Impact of Federal Regulations on Our Economy”
Town Hall Meeting
Wednesday July 18th at 7pm
Holiday Inn Express Town Center
Talking on “A Tax Payers Perspective of the El Dorado Hills Fire District”
Dick Callahan is responsible for State & Local Government business in the western US. Dick lives in the Sacramento area. He has worked for EDS since 1981 when he was hired as a systems engineer for the Kansas Medicaid.
A brief synopsis from Dick Callahan:
“I don’t know how many of you have gotten a copy of the 2010-2011 El Dorado County Grand Juy Report but if you do not have one, suggest you get one and read it. These things generally may not be of interest but this one contains a 43 page review on the El Dorado Hills Fire Department Budget and Operations. It is a real eye opener on how generous the Fire District is with spending our tax money on salaries, benefits, training etc. Needless to say, El Dorado Hills has the best compensated Fire Department in the area. Only problem is; they don’t fight many fires while having a lot of chiefs to supervise a few firefighters; say one chief for every 3-4 firefighters. For a comparison, in the Army and Marines one typically finds one sergeant handling 9-10 men IN COMBAT! And one 2nd Lieutenant and one Staff Sergeant handle nearly 30 men IN COMBAT. Perhaps the fire department is overstaffed.