Los Angeles County Fire Department Chief Talks Proposed Ballot Measure

Center for Business Advocacy

November 19, 2019

The Los Angeles County Fire Department serves more than 2,200 square miles and 59 cities and unincorporated communities. On Nov. 19, L.A. County Fire Chief Daryl Osby and Deputy Fire Chief Jon O'Brien joined the Government & Fiscal Affairs Council to present the challenges the department faces as wildfires continue to become more prevalent in Southern California and the number of calls for services steadily increases. The L.A. County Fire Department and the L.A. County Board of Supervisors is proposing a ballot measure parcel tax that would increase revenue for the department, which will go towards infrastructure and technological advances. The Council discussed the ballot measure at length and decided to wait for more clear information to be available before taking a position. Language is projected to be released by Dec. 4 if the Board would like the measure on the March ballot. The Chamber will keep policy council members updated and schedule an update phone call to take a position that will then be forwarded to the Executive Committee for a final vote. SEE THE PHOTOS.



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