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Voice: City manager to blame for depleted El Centro Fire Department

July 26, 2001

For over two years I have been aware of the problems of the El Centro Fire Department. I want to agree with the fireman that the staffing levels are dangerously low. I lay the blame for this at the feet of the city manager. Over 20 years ago I wrote letters like this asking him to build stations on the north side of town and increase staffing levels. He has continued to cut the Fire Department for the past 20 years. I hope the residents will demand the restoration of the Fire Department. I spent over 25 years observing this department and it makes me sad to see what he has done to it.

MICKEY RODRIGUEZ

Cathedral City

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