Town Square

Post a New Topic

Fire district acts to slow spending

Original post made on Mar 17, 2009

Bracing for potential tough financial times ahead, the board of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District, during a special Feb. 24 meeting, unanimously approved six resolutions aimed at slowing spending and sending a message to the public.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, March 3, 2009, 5:52 PM

Comments (3)

Posted by truth, a resident of Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on Mar 17, 2009 at 11:16 am

Didn't hear brave Mr. Carpenter recommend all those employee reductions he so arrogantly pushes on other agencies. And you know, we had a fire downtown today and we should be pleased with the response. Very pleased. My commendations to the bravey fire and police personnel for stepping up and protecting us again.

Peter, operational cuts and delayed spending are just the same alternatives you eschewed against our council only a few weeks ago...

Talk is cheap.


Posted by Not True, a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Mar 17, 2009 at 2:21 pm

I don't think being fiscally responsible, and delving into the detail on costs associated with a budget deficit is "arrogant". I think Peter watches out for our tax dollar, and is actually the individual responsible for questioning the union's actions and contracts for the Fire District, when no one else will. Thank you Peter for being an independent voice of reason!


Posted by truth, a resident of Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on Mar 17, 2009 at 3:42 pm

Questioning is not action. Try not to be confused by that. The only action Peter took was delaying spending to another day. Not exactly the trumped up stuff he was talking about in past posts.


If you were a member and logged in you could track comments from this story.

Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Touring the Southern California “Ivies:” Pomona and Cal Tech
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 5 comments | 2,887 views

Chai Brisket
By Laura Stec | 5 comments | 2,062 views

Couples: Parallel Play or Interactive Play?
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,228 views

Getting High in Menlo Park
By Paul Bendix | 3 comments | 778 views

As They Head Back To School, Arm Them With This
By Erin Glanville | 0 comments | 54 views