Update from Supervisor Simitian dated October 8, 2020
In follow-up about the Los Altos Hills County Fire District, I wanted to provide you with an update following Tuesday's Board of Supervisors meeting. Many of you provided public comment during the meeting. Thank you for those efforts, as well as for your written public comment. The Board discussion was robust. In the end, the Board, by a vote of 4-1, tabled indefinitely the two items related to the delegation of authority to the LAHCFD and proposed consolidation of the district with Central Fire District. The Board approved an independent operational study and urged LAFCO to move up its already scheduled Countywide Fire Protection Service review. Combined these documents will provide the BOS with a comprehensive analysis of all options to coordinate fire prevention and fire protection efforts countywide. Of equal importance, the path approved by the BOS will ensure that there is robust outreach and public engagement moving forward.
LAFCO met on October 7. Supervisor Ellenberg, who is a member of LAFCO, asked that the reprioritization of the scheduled service reviews be agendized at the December 2, 2020 meeting. More information about LAFCO, meeting agendas, can be found at its website: https://santaclaralafco.org/
On the question of the independent operational study, the BOS directed staff to return at the November 17 BOS meeting with a proposed scope and process for the comprehensive study. The agenda for that meeting will be posted to the below website one week prior to the meeting: http://sccgov.iqm2.com/citizens/default.aspx?frame=no
Again, thank you for your participation to date. Please continue to remain engaged in these important matters.