The will of the people must be heard: our brave firefighters deserve fair pay.
We voted for Proposition B so our firefighters would receive the same pay as our police officers, and we were willing to pay for it through our tax dollars. Why, then, has our firefighting force been decimated through layoffs and demotions instead?
I have already listened to stories from District C residents who have not only witnessed, but also have been personally affected, by the lack of resources available after unnecessary layoffs and demotions.
As your city council representative, I will demand answers as to why we cannot fund our city's firefighting force, and work with both my friends in HFD and in city government to ensure that we have a strong and fairly paid force of firefighters and first responders to keep our city safe.