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