Schipske Calls for 'Community Conversation' on Fire Department Staffing Issues
Long Beach, CA -- Fifth District Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske will hold a "community conversation" on the issue of whether or not staffing on fire trucks should be reduced from the current levels.
"This issue is too important not to engage the community right now," says Schipske, who led a fight to keep Station 18 open two years ago.
"In light of the fact that the City continues to 'brown out' stations and now apparently management is floating proposals to cut staffing further, I think the community needs to hear a full presentation and provide their input."
The "Community Conversation" will be held on Thursday, August 4, 2011 at 6:30pm at the El Dorado Community Center, 2800 Studebaker Road.
All residents of Long Beach are invited to attend.