Well there you have it folks, the State Insurance Commissioner was sly when he stated insurance premiums will skyrocket. Any savings by voting no will be immediately paid back to the insurance companies and then some.
Like I’ve said before, you might as well vote Yes and at least have services. Insurance agents will not show up to your house in an emergency.
Statement from California State Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones on Measure S
“As California’s Insurance Commissioner, I am concerned that the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District is facing serious budget shortfalls that could significantly impact your homeowners insurance rates.
Measure S on the June 5th ballot will protect your current fire protection service. Most insurance companies use a Public Protection Classification program that evaluates key areas of fire protection including emergency communications, water supply and fire departments (adequacy of equipment, sufficient staffing, evaluation of training, existence of automatic aid, and geographic distribution of fire companies).
Without Measure S, fifty percent of firefighters will be laid off and three fire stations will be closed. That leaves only 8 firefighters daily to service the 105,000 residents and approximately 6,000 service calls each year.
And if emergency response times go up, it could affect your “Public Protection Class” ratings and increase your homeowners insurance rates.
Measure S will give the Fire District the funding it desperately needs to maintain critical fire protection. An annual parcel tax of $197 (just 50 cents a day) will ensure adequate fire and emergency response services, and stop your insurance premiums from skyrocketing. I urge you to vote Yes on Measure S.”
For more information on Measure S, please visit www.ProtectEastCountyFire.com.