The County and the cities of Oakley and Brentwood recently concluded discussion on a new Fire Board. All three entities decided that a locally controlled Board would be the best way to address the issues of the fire district.
The next step for implementation of the new governing board for the East Contra Costa County Fire Protection District (ECCCFPD) is the appointment of Directors by Oakley, Brentwood and the County. Under authority of State Code (California Health and Safety Code § 13837), each entity will appoint the appropriate number of board members. The new Board will include 9 members: 4 from Brentwood, 3 from Oakley and 2 from the County. Under this appointed structure, the City Councils or Board of Supervisors appoints directors according to each entity’s proportionate share of population.
It is the intent of the three agencies that the new governing board will be effective February 10,2010. It is also the intent that the transition from the County providing administrative support to the new governing board providing the same support will occur within 6 months.
The Oakley City Council appointed Mayor Pat Anderson, Vice-Mayor Jim Frazier and Councilmember Kevin Romick to serve on the Board.