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CZU August Lightning Complex fires are 100% contained

Original post made on Sep 23, 2020

Now that the CZU August Lightning Complex Fires, one of the largest on record in San Mateo County, reached full containment on Tuesday night, we look back on the many ways that locals have aided in the fight against the blaze.

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Posted by jc
a resident of College Terrace
on Sep 23, 2020 at 4:38 pm

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In response to the impact of Covid, our city manager proposed $40 million in budget cuts which included further cuts to fire department personnel, which are still not up to the pre-2008 financial crash level. These fire personnel cuts mean that on some weekends, possible even some weekdays, one or more of Palo Alto's fire stations will be closed.

In light of the danger of future fires in the Palo Alto foothills, I hope that council will be permitted to revisit this decision. Since the city manager already proposed cutting city services used by residents to the bone, perhaps the city manager will now allow council to consider postponing some of the infrastructure projects that he spared deep cuts. For instance, the $7-8 million for bike improvements that could easily be delayed in favor of safety.

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