Category Archives: Brentwood

ECCFPD: Stations 54, 94, 95 Now Closed

Today is a sad day in East County as three stations have now been closed and are offline while we say goodbye to over a dozen wonderful firefighters who will be difficult to replace. I took the opportunity this morning … Continue reading

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Press Release: Firefighters Release Statement on Station Closures

Press Release Statement from United Professional Firefighters of Contra Costa County Local 1230 President Vince Wells on Station Closures “As the representative of 6 different fire agencies in Contra Costa County – Contra Costa, East Contra Costa, El Cerrito, Moraga-Orinda, … Continue reading

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eBART: Six Possible Station Locations

Kudos to Oakley Mayor Kevin Romick for providing information on his blog today about possible eBart stations between Hillcrest Avenue and Discovery Bay/Byron. The study will be looking at six locations. The station sites to be evaluated are along the … Continue reading

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ECCFPD: Director Barr’s Potential Brown Act Violation

Lost in all of the discussions that occurred during Monday’s ECCFPD Fireboard Meeting was the potential Brown Act Violation by Board Member Steve Barr (vice-Mayor of Brentwood) who presented a hand-out of 9-items to the Board while this document was … Continue reading

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Tonight’s ECCFPD Board Meeting Preview

The East Contra Costa Fire Protect District (ECCFPD) will hold a very important meeting tonight which has three major topics of discussion which includes potentially moving towards an elected board, provide an overview of a volunteer firefighter program, while they … Continue reading

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ECCFPD: Directors Barr and Stonebarger Need an Attitude Adjustment

If the East Contra Costa County Fire Protection District (ECCPFD) is to make any legitimate progress in fixing the revenue problem facing the District, it can no longer have members of its board undermine each other by taking a “Brentwood … Continue reading

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ECCFPD To Discuss Move From Appointed to Elected Board

Anytime a board moves from an appointed to elected board it’s a great thing! Unfortunately it’s a two-step process and cannot happen overnight. Let’s hope the process begins quickly as action must be taken by August to make the November … Continue reading

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Groundbreaking Photographs: Highway 4/Sand Creek

Here are pictures I took from the groundbreaking of the State Route 4 Sand Creek Road Interchange and 4-Lane Widening Lone Tree to Sand Creek Project!

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Brentwood Council Candidates Start Fundraising Efforts Early

With three council seats up for election in the City of Oakley, potential candidates have been quiet which is in contrast with the City of Brentwood who has had a complete opposite approach  as three candidates have already declared with … Continue reading

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CC Times Sugar Coats Outcome of Parcel Tax Failure

While I can appreciate Contra Costa Times columnist Tom Barnidge’s attempt to discuss “What Happens When a Fire District Parcel Tax Goes Down In Flames”, he really did not do such a serious topic any justice as this appeared to … Continue reading

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