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Name not shown inside Neighborhood 1 April 20, 2018, 3:33 PM

This is a horrible idea. This will lead to even more traffic on Santa Rosa and Chorro and be a hinderance to all the residents, myself included, on broad street leaving and coming to their homes. Our city council is approving so many projects and expanding the town in such a way that our infrastructure will not be able to handle the population increase. Taking away a major surface street like this will only add to the the abuse the surrounding streets already see. Our tax money could go somewhere much better than the image campaign this project is for a “bicycle friendly town”

Name not shown inside Neighborhood 11 April 16, 2018, 3:06 PM

What core services do you expect from the San Luis Obispo City Fire Department?
I expect a timely and active response if I call for help. This may be in an emergency situation where a fire or medical condition warrants professional help to respond to the situation. I expect the Fire Dept to assist through mutual aid other communities that are in need of help such as evacuations, fire or flooding dangers, a mandatory evacuation from Diablo Canyon for a nuclear reactor incident/accident. I expect the City Fire Dept to work closely with Cal Fire, other local fire districts, and our federal government (such as US Forest Dept or FEMA). I expect the Fire Dept to respond to all sorts of incidents such as hazardous materials spill and mitigation, train derailment, special rescue situations, and terrorist attacks.


What other service needs would you like to see from the San Luis Obispo City Fire Department?
In a non-emergency situation, I would want the Fire Dept to provide assistance with training residents in access to CPR, First Aid, CERT, AED and other emergency preparedness classes. I would like to see the Fire Dept continue to reach out to the community and our youth. This may be in helping with smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, visits to a local firehouse, community workshops, participation in local parade, and educational outreach (local schools visit the classrooms). I want Fire Dept to assist Code Enforcement with violations and inspections. I want them to assist law enforcement with arson investigations and any crimes that were related to fire/ fire fighting.


What method(s) would you prefer that the Fire Department utilizes to deliver safety and education information to you? (select all that apply)
Fire Department website www.slocity.org/fire, Public meetings, gatherings, and/or training sessions, AKA face-to-face


Have you ever requested service from the San Luis Obispo City Fire Department?
Yes


How many times have you requested service in the past year?
0


How would you rate our service?



What do you recall most about the service we provided you?
I took a CERT class at Firehouse 1 in October 2012. It was very informative and helpful. The Fire Dept. staff was friendly, knowledgeable, and professional.


Do you know about the free PulsePoint App for smartphones
Yes, but I don’t have it loaded on my smartphone


What would you like to share with us as we develop our five-year vision of providing service to our community?
I look forward to hearing about a new firehouse/ fire station to go into the south end of town with all the new housing development. I hope that you are able to bring back CERT or other emergency preparedness class offering for the community. Invest in proper equipment, and apparatus. It would be nice to see more collaboration and education for preparing for an emergency with our neighborhoods and our volunteer organizations (such as Red Cross). Perhaps coordinate with the neighborhood districts in doing more outreach and training so that we can try to be self-sufficient for 24-48 hours after a major incident and not have to rely on the Fire Dept.

Richard Ferris inside Neighborhood 6 April 13, 2018, 4:23 PM

What core services do you expect from the San Luis Obispo City Fire Department?
Putting out fires and saving savable properties
Helping ambulance crews only when needed


What other service needs would you like to see from the San Luis Obispo City Fire Department?
Better and more concern with saving structures that are on fire instead of always burning them down.


What method(s) would you prefer that the Fire Department utilizes to deliver safety and education information to you? (select all that apply)
Fire Department website www.slocity.org/fire, Public meetings, gatherings, and/or training sessions, AKA face-to-face


Have you ever requested service from the San Luis Obispo City Fire Department?
Yes


How many times have you requested service in the past year?
1


How would you rate our service?



What do you recall most about the service we provided you?
They refused to go in and put the fire out. Instead they went onto the roof and cut holes as far from the fire as possible to spread the fire. They blew en-trained air in my front door for over 40 minutes to help burn the roof through but would not put water on the fire burning in plain sight to the right of the same front door. They lit the fire inside my warehouse in 3 places to help the fire be over more quickly. They destroyed over 40 years of effort and caused over 6 million in uninsured damages, then lied about what they did to cover their activities and claim credit for work they did not do. They refused to investigate my ARSON fire and instead engaged in a cover up.


Do you know about the free PulsePoint App for smartphones
Yes, but I don’t have it loaded on my smartphone


What would you like to share with us as we develop our five-year vision of providing service to our community?
Start over with a real plan to improve our fire department;
1 New leadership from top to bottom
2 Reduce the staffing by 1/3 as was promised to be done once the downtown was fully sprinkler ed.
3 Either close 2 stations or return to dispatching from the closest station. Currently they dispatch from which ever station whose turn it is, this removes the
only reason to have multiple stations.
4 Only hire EMTs who have 5 or more years of ambulance service. Instead of using our citizens for untraineded EMTs to practice on.
5 When ambulance and fire arrive at the same time let the ambulance paramedics have first access rather than wasting the time by letting the fire
paramedics do the vitals while the ambulance crew waits, then the ambulance crew repeats the same vitals. This wastes valuable patient time just so fire
paramedics can claim the "glory" of arriving first, even though this is at the patients expense.
6 Train fire crews how to actually put out structure fires rather than doing quick burn downs.
7 Stop dispatching fire trucks for ambulance calls unless there is an actual chance they will be needed.
8 Establish oversight of the fire department to include a complaint process that is external to the fire department and a board of review that is not controlled
by fire department interests.



David Fawcett inside Neighborhood 7 April 12, 2018, 8:32 PM

What core services do you expect from the San Luis Obispo City Fire Department?
Emergency response: fire, accident, health crisis


What other service needs would you like to see from the San Luis Obispo City Fire Department?
Concentrate on core services. Education, depending on assessment of value by the Department.


What method(s) would you prefer that the Fire Department utilizes to deliver safety and education information to you? (select all that apply)
Fire Department Twitter feed @SLO_City_Fire, Public meetings, gatherings, and/or training sessions, AKA face-to-face


Have you ever requested service from the San Luis Obispo City Fire Department?
No


How many times have you requested service in the past year?
0


How would you rate our service?



What do you recall most about the service we provided you?
I have never required SLOFD service.


Do you know about the free PulsePoint App for smartphones
Yes, and I have it loaded on my smartphone


What would you like to share with us as we develop our five-year vision of providing service to our community?
My greatest concern is that the firefighters have the equipment, including the technology, and training they need to do their jobs.

Name not shown inside Neighborhood 3 April 10, 2018, 11:22 AM

What core services do you expect from the San Luis Obispo City Fire Department?
Fire and Medical Emergency Services response on public and private property
Fire prevention through means of fuel management on private and public property through city ordinances, public outreach, and hazard identification-mitigation in partnership with the public and other city programs such as the City Arborist, Public Works, Police, and Parks and Recreation


What other service needs would you like to see from the San Luis Obispo City Fire Department?
Increased fire prevention patrols in neighborhoods to contact property owners about fire hazards on the property such as overgrown vegetation, tree canopy-ladder fuels. Identify areas that are potentially hazardous ingress and egress areas during wildland fires or emergencies and address through traffic management techniques through traffic directions, curb parking management, and regulatory signage.


What method(s) would you prefer that the Fire Department utilizes to deliver safety and education information to you? (select all that apply)
Fire Department website www.slocity.org/fire, Radio, including Fire’s weekly appearance on KVEC radio, Online educational and informational videos via YouTube, Public meetings, gatherings, and/or training sessions, AKA face-to-face


Have you ever requested service from the San Luis Obispo City Fire Department?
Yes


How many times have you requested service in the past year?
1


How would you rate our service?



What do you recall most about the service we provided you?
Question regarding property owner responsibilities (both absentee owner and owner occupied) to prune yard trees, brush around structures to prevent ladder fuels and transfer to fire to adjacent properties. Currently only dead trees are considered hazards. Live tree pruning needs to be added for ordinance enforcement to mitigate wildland fire damages to adjacent properties.


Do you know about the free PulsePoint App for smartphones
Yes, but I don’t have it loaded on my smartphone


What would you like to share with us as we develop our five-year vision of providing service to our community?
Communicate more comprehensively the actions taken to mitigate wildland fire interface hazards in neighborhoods and future plans to encourage property owners to improve fire safety with property fuel management and tree pruning.

David Holmes inside Neighborhood 10 April 9, 2018, 6:01 PM

What core services do you expect from the San Luis Obispo City Fire Department?
Fire prevention, fire suppression, rescue services


What method(s) would you prefer that the Fire Department utilizes to deliver safety and education information to you? (select all that apply)
Fire Department website www.slocity.org/fire, Radio, including Fire’s weekly appearance on KVEC radio, Online educational and informational videos via YouTube, Public meetings, gatherings, and/or training sessions, AKA face-to-face


Have you ever requested service from the San Luis Obispo City Fire Department?
No


How many times have you requested service in the past year?
0


Do you know about the free PulsePoint App for smartphones
Yes, but I don’t have it loaded on my smartphone

Name not shown inside Neighborhood 7 April 9, 2018, 12:55 PM

I would like to see a bike path from downtown San Luis Obispo through the vineyards into Edna Valley wine country. It would benefit local wineries (particularly tasting rooms), tourism, recreation, and so much more! Thank you.

Name not shown inside Neighborhood 7 April 9, 2018, 12:41 PM

I am a San Luis Obispo resident, property owner, and landlord. I would vote in favor of a 1% sales tax to ‘fund the future of slo’. I am against an increase in property taxes. Thank you.

Name not shown inside Neighborhood 1 April 5, 2018, 6:23 PM

I prefer a sales tax to a property tax as it is "user" oriented. We cannot afford to have the 50% full-time and 50% land-lords w/ transient residents continue to foot the bill. We are moving toward a "usage-tax" environment. If you use it, you pay (sales tax.) If you don't use it you maintain the infrastructure you benefit from (Property Tax.)
Not unlike Europe which has dealt with this situation hundreds of years before us in the USA, the "Value Added Tax" (i.e.: "Sales Tax"), is more fairly and evenly distributed and economically efficiently measured, and collected.
There is no "perfect solution." One can only hope to "cover" costs and plan for needed maintenance of critical infrastructure.

Name not shown inside Neighborhood 1 April 5, 2018, 6:03 PM

What feedback do you have about the potential components of the Fiscal Health Response Plan?
How embaressing that this situation has been permitted to evolve into the MESS that it is.


What ideas do you have for workable solutions to address the problem?
It is too late to rearrange the deck-chairs on the Titantic. Ignorgant financial management has created a scenario where significant adjustments and cut-backs must be made.