Cameron Park Residents: Protect Your Home - Opinion
In this year’s election for Cameron Park Community Services District Board of Directors there is a clear choice. Candidate Vicky Neibauer has consistently spoken out against the current Board’s deficit spending budgets. Vicky, who is a senior budget analyst for Sacramento County, has admonished the Board to drill down into the budget, line by line and produce a budget that is reconciled with the District’s income. On the other hand, incumbent Director Sean Tucker has voted in favor of deficit spending and has gone on to defend his vote by declaring that this is what is best for Cameron Park at this time.
It should be noted that budget deficits have been passed over the past years and have been covered by robbing the fire department’s equipment replacement fund. Furthermore the fire department has given up two firefighter positions in order to cut their costs. Is it any wonder why, that although incumbent Tucker was the Chairman of the District’s Fire Committee, the local firefighters assocition has chosen to endorse Vivky Neibauer and not Sean Tucker?
Cameron Park geographically sits in a very precarious position in terms of fire protection for our homes. The possibility of an Oakland hills type fire in Cameron Park is very real. We need to fully staff and fully equip our fire department to best protect our homes and businesses. Vicki Neibauer is fully prepared to make the difficult decisions that may mean cutting other CSD programs so that we can have the fire and emergency services we need. Sean Tucker has proved he is not willing to make such tough decisions. The issue is clear, protect your home, lets put Vicky Neibauer on the Cameron Park CSD Board.