Due to California wage regulations, the community could be without it's local Fire Department. The California Employment Development Department (EDD) has stipulated that the meager stipends that are paid to our volunteer firefighters are no longer going to be a legal option for the District.
There are 3 choices available to our community:
1. The Fire Department closes.
2. The Fire Department becomes 100% volunteer with NO stipends..
3. The community decides by majority vote to fund the District hiring full-time employees with benefits.
We have scheduled the first of a series of community outreach meetings to get feedback from local residents within the District area. The first meeting will be Wednesday, May 15th at 6 p.m. at the Veterans of Foreign War located at 50 Desert Shores Dr., Desert Shores, CA.
Please come out and provide feedback!