Fire Department Petition – What Are You Really Signing?

Dec. 21, 2012 by

There were people out in front of the $.99 Store, Ralph’s and Walmart today asking residents to sign a petition on behalf of the Downey Firemen’s Association to support their efforts to get assistance from the county to employ more Firemen. Not exactly true… the petition is actually supporting the associations effort to break away from the city. Signing the petition says that you are in favor of taking that vote away from the Downey residents and giving it to the City Council. Three single votes from the Council would then be all the Fire Department needs to break off to Los Angeles. Just thought I would “translate” for the petition handlers.

 

Correction – The original article read “on behalf of the Downey Fire Department” and it should have read, “on behalf of the Fireman’s Association” Correction made at the request of the Downey Fire Chief.

John Zander 12/22/2012



4 Responses to “Fire Department Petition – What Are You Really Signing?”

  1. Long time Downeyite

    08. Jan, 2013

    Breaking away will not necessarily affect response time, but as I understand it breaking away will impact fire fighters’ pension situation. Is that true? If so, this should get a lot of publicity.

  2. Willie Wilcox

    01. Feb, 2013

    Really deplorable behavior. Who can support any effort willing to stoop to such lows?

  3. shena moore

    01. Feb, 2013

    HERE’S AN IDEA…..this might sound crazy….but how about READING THE DOGGONE PETITION YOUR OWN SELF?????. I see no one has thought of that!!! The petition is sitting right there in plain view. So why are people walking around here like they are SO HELPLESS they even read! Nobody has to tell you what a petition is about. You have eyes. Ok can read. So read it. And quit saying what are you signing and somebody said it wad this….but it really was that. If you can read….read it!!!

  4. shena moore

    01. Feb, 2013

    HERE’S AN IDEA….this might sound crazy….but how about people READING THE DOGGONE PETITION THEMSELVES???? I see no one has thought of this!!! The petition is sitting right there in plain view!! All you have to do is ….READ IT!!! You don’t need anybody to translate anything. You don’t need anybody to tell you what the petition is about. ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS READ IT!!!!

    So why are people walking around and acting like they are SO HELPLESS they CANT EVEN READ?? Talking about somebody said the petition was about this…but it was really about that….and blah blah blah. All of that is IRRELEVANT!! you have eyes. You can read. Walk up….READ THE PETITION….and if you want to sign it….then sign it. If you don’t want to sign it….then don’t. But people need to quit acting like somebody has to tell them what going on when they can READ AND WRITE!!