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File #: 2020-035    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Discussion Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 1/22/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 1/28/2020 Final action:
Title: CONSIDER RESOLUTION NO. 20-024 TO SUPPORT MEASURE FD: LOS ANGELES COUNTY FIRE DISTRICT 911 FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDIC EMERGENCY RESPONSE MEASURE ON THE MARCH 3, 2020 BALLOT (CITY COUNCIL)
Attachments: 1. RESOLUTION No. 20-024
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Report to Mayor and City Council

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Discussion

 

 

SUBJECT:                     

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CONSIDER RESOLUTION NO. 20-024 TO SUPPORT MEASURE FD: LOS ANGELES COUNTY FIRE DISTRICT 911 FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDIC EMERGENCY RESPONSE MEASURE ON THE MARCH 3, 2020 BALLOT (CITY COUNCIL)

 

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I.                     SUMMARY

This item has been placed on the agenda at the request of Mayor Robles.  The Los Angeles County Fire Department is proposing Measure FD, a local parcel tax measure, for the March 3, 2020 ballot. The 6 cents per square foot parcel tax will be used to support and improve emergency response. Measure FD will require approval of 2/3rds of local voters. Measure FD would require all funds be used to support local fire protection and emergency medical response, with independent citizens’ oversight and annual expenditure reports published online and made available at local libraries and neighborhood fire stations.

II.                     RECOMMENDATION

Recommendation

WAVE further reading and ADOPT Resolution No. 20-024, “TO SUPPORT MEASURE FD: LOS ANGELES COUNTY FIRE DISTRICT 911 FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDIC EMERGENCY RESPONSE MEASURE ON THE MARCH 3, 2020 BALLOT.”

 

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III.                     ALTERNATIVES

TAKE such other action as the City Council deems appropriate, consistent with the requirements of the law.

IV.                     BACKGROUND

Over the last 10 years, Los Angeles County has seen an overwhelming increase in call volume and call complexity, with a 50% increase in call volume and only a 5% increase in paramedic squads.  It has been more than 20 years since LA County voters have approved funding for emergency response and fire protection.

V.                     FISCAL IMPACT

None.

VI.                     EXHIBITS

Resolution No. 20-024 (pgs. 3-6)

 

Prepared by:  Saied Naaseh, Community Development Director