It was brought to my attention that Kris Hunt is continuing to put out odd statements and somewhat illogical ones at that on another local website where she and her taxpayer buddies seem to gravitate towards. I am all for discussion of opposing views, but the misinformation needs to stop.
For starters, this debate over ending fire response to medical calls is a non-starter. The claim that just 3% of CONFIRE response calls are for fire is somewhat misleading. While 3% appears to be is a small number, but that equates to 1,400 fires per year. More to the point, fire has evolved over the last 40-50 years to become the “new” first responders and do much more on a scene than they did 50 years ago.
But what is troubling to me is the statements made by Ms. Hunt which advocates utilizing other taxpayer funds to supplement her fire service. What is not okay in one District is apparently okay in hers.
Kris Hunt states, “When there are the occasional huge fires, there are already agreements in place from other districts to come in to help.”
This is not very Republican of her and is apparently leaving her fiscal conservative roots while taking more of a socialist stance on public safety.
Let me break this down:
- Apparently Ms. Hunt is in favor of having other taxpayers funds (surrounding Districts) supplement Con Fire’s deficiencies created by HER group. That is unethical.
- If shutting down 10 stations is no big deal, CONFIRE wouldn’t need outside agencies to assist during major emergencies.
- Kris Hunt and her Association are partly responsible for the gutting of ECCFPD but its okay for us to be gutted while we go supplement her? Again, unethical.
I would urge people to realize the following that because of the decline in property taxes we pay, we are paying less and I’d encourage CONFIRE to take the following points to the voters and articulately explain them to voters:
- The taxpayer is NOT paying more in taxes.
- The taxpayer is NOT continually being asked to pay more.
- The taxpayer is paying less for the same services. Not more, less.
I am sure there are many other statements like this one floating around out there made by Ms. Hunt and her Taxpayer Association group. Feel free to include them in the comments section.