Monday, September 7, 2009
For fire departments, fall can be a very disruptive and random time of year bringing the advent of "fire season"
IFPD Commission Chair, Paul Riggi, notified the Town Crier that the regularly scheduled IFPD meeting for Tuesday, Sept. 8 has been moved to Thursday, Sept. 10 at 5:30 p.m. (of course the usual pre-meeting workshop will commence at 5 p.m.).
Interestingly, Riggi called after the above photo was taken. If you click on it, you will see its the agenda for the Aug. 11 meeting.
For those who attended in person or vicariously by reading the report in the Town Crier, it was an interesting and good meeting. Some might place it in the "Top Ten IFPD meetings", but worth repeating?
Nah, and that's the value of this photo taken today about 9 a.m. It is not the agenda for the Sept. 8 meeting. The notice wa tacked to the wall just to the left of entrance to the fire station.
The regular monthly IFPD meeting has been set for the second Tuesday of each month. For September, that's tomorrow, Sept. 8.
The intrusive Brown Act (Ca. Gov't code sections 54950 to 54963) requires public bodies to post their agenda 72 hours in advance of the meeting. That allows the public which may be interested in attending to know what will be discussed or what actions taken, even if it approval for a bake sale to buy another fire engine.
Since IFPD had scheduled its meeting for 5 p.m., Sept. 8, the agenda for the meeting should have been posted in three public places by 5 p.m., Saturday.
I didn't see the new agenda Sunday morning and upon returning Monday, the old one was still there, so I photographed.
When asked what had they done, I replied, "Nothing." A few hours later, I received a call from Mr. Riggi and agreed to post the meeting change on-line.
See ya Thursday.