The new argument being used by the Contra Costa Taxpayers Association is to claim Firefighters dominate the $100k pension club. But in taking a closer look at their pension club, none of the names on that list show up from our East Contra Costa County Fire Protection list.
Of the 646 names, not a single one from our District.
I’ve witnessed first hand people lumping San Ramon in with East County and it doesn’t apply. I fully expect them to throw out what has transpired at the San Ramon Valley Fire District and to throw Chief Craig Bowen’s very large pension around in order to apply it to ECCFPD to kill Measure S.
The reality is San Ramon and East County are like comparing apples to oranges due to their funding, the set up of the District and the pay scale.
Don’t be fooled, its two separate issues and you can’t lump all firefighters into one category.