ECV in the News/Publications

Below are the Internet links to many of the articles authored by East County Voters for Equal Protection (ECV) that have appeared in local publications, plus a newspaper editorial or two.

July 11, 2019 “Not one solution will fix the fire service problem”

May 30, 2019 Letter to the Editor, “Solution to public safety crisis presented to Brentwood residents,”

March 17, 2019 “Opinion: East Contra Costa needs vote on emergency services,”

November 4, 2018 “Opinion: East Contra Costa Fire’s priorities still all wrong,”

September 9, 2018 “Opinion: East Contra Costs fire district must focus on results,”

August 26, 2018 “Opinion: Vote Frazier out for inaction on public safety,”

July 8, 2018 “Opinion: Only courts can correct East Contra Costa’s unfair fire service funding,”

April 15, 2018 “Opinion: East Contra Costa’s public safety crisis persists,”

March 17, 2018 “Opinion: East County tragedy – two auto accidents within a half-hour,”

March 16, 2018 “Writer concerned East County Fire unable to respond to more than one call at a time,“

March 10, 2018 “Opinion: Residents await Assemblyman Frazier’s solution to public safety crisis,”

February 18, 2018 “My Word: Sen. Glazer is ignoring 115,000 East County folks,”

February 11, 2018 “Fire District, East County Voters, CoCoTax all encourage “yes” vote on Measure A,”

February 6, 2018 “East County My Word: Elected leaders silent about underfunded ECCFPD,”

February 6, 2018 “Guest Commentary: Nearby fire district responds minutes faster than ECCFPD,”

January 14, 2018 “The sound of emergency medical response in East County: silence,”

January 8, 2018 “ESARD gives public greater say in which services are needed most,”

December 29, 2017 “Guest Commentary on East County fire district: Discrimination is illegal under the law of the land,”

December 28, 2017 “Scott: ‘Show me the money!’ before setting goals,”

December 12, 2017 “Commentary: Use tax increment financing for public safety,”

November 21, 2017 “Commentary: Brentwood Addresses Public Safety Funding,”

November 7, 2017 “Nov. Planning Workshop ideal time for Brentwood Council to discuss, take action on fire district funding,”

October 23, 2017 “Guest Commentary: Resolve public safety emergency by merging fire, parks districts,”

October 9, 2017 “Guest Commentary: Fire Board accepts coverage failure,”

September 24, 2017 “Guest Commentary: ECCFPD must lobby Sacramento for equal protection,”

September 22, 2017 “Sign coming to Vasco to warn drivers of inadequate emergency services,”

September 14, 2017 “East Contra Costa Fire Protection District looks at funding options,”

September 8, 2017 “Guest Commentary: Even with “found money” fire district is a local emergency,:

July 30, 2017 “Commentary: Essential services not being funded in E. Contra Costa,”

July 27, 2017 “Proposed sign to warn of fire service shortage may appear on Vasco Road,”

July 19, 2017 “Group wants sign warning about lack of fire services in far East Contra Costa County: Fire district supporters launch campaign to inform residents their fire district is inadequate”

July 17, 2017 “Finding the best solution to the ECCFPD funding crisis,”

July 8, 2017 “Guest Commentary: Current fire/EMS service model is broken in East County,”

June 18, 2017 “Commentary: Adequate and necessary service level continues to elude fire district,”

May 22, 207 “Opinion: What will prompt action to fix East Contra Costa safety crisis?”

May 15, 2017 “Guest Commentary: Unequal funding of fire districts could be sign(s) of the times,”

April 3, 2017 “Assembly Bill 898 may solve fire district funding crisis,”

March 24, 2017 “East Contra Costa Fire District funding: What is cost of not participating?”

March 13, 2017 “Are ‘separate and unequal’ state benefits constitutional?”

March 6, 2017 “Oakley Council agrees to reallocate tax funds for East County fire district,”

February 10, 2017 “East County Leaders must act to reallocate funds,”

February 4, 2017 “Reallocating property tax funds could save East Contra Costa fire district,”

February 1, 2017 “East County fire district funding workshop attracts Ghost Ship fire Councilman, local agencies invited to attend”

January 15, 2017 “Level of Fire Protection Inadequate, an open letter to the DA”

January 1, 2017 “Direction from the boss is not bullying,”

December 13, 2016 “The time for action in funding East County Fire Service is now,”

December 5, 2016 “EC fire district troubles continue,”

December 1, 2016 “Payton Perspective: The basic services of government should be funded first, not with special taxes”

November 21, 2016 “East County voters defeat flawed fire tax measures”

November 19, 2016 Municipal Magazine: An Opinion Piece: “Lighting a fire under Prop. 13”

November 1, 2016 “East Bay Times Editorial: Oakley, Brentwood voters should reject utility taxes”

October 24, 2016 “Property tax reallocation works: Let’s do it”

October 3, 2016 “Reallocation can remedy inequalities for East Contra Costa Fire District”

September 13, 2016 “Fire District fix depends on Agencies’ Cooperation”

September 1, 2016 “Time for Brentwood to reform Allocation”

July 28, 2016 “A tax is just a tax; it doesn’t fix the Real Problem”

July 20, 2016 “Commentary rebuttal misses the Mark”

July 8, 2016 “Politicians don't listen to will of the People”

July 8, 2016 b “It's time to talk about tax allocation Reform”

May 13, 2016 “East County fire task force seeks $36 million in New Taxes”

May 13, 2016 b “Why does ECCFPD Task Force disregard Survey Responses?”

May 13, 2016 c “What happens when you rob Peter to pay Paul?”

April 6, 2016 “East Contra Costa Fire Protection District needs a new approach to funding, not another Tax Increase Attempt”

March 9, 2016 “We demand equal protection for Everyone”

March 3, 2016 “East County Voters for Equal Protection meeting Dates”

January 27, 2016 “Let’s save the fire district, spend tax money Wisely”

January 14, 2016 “Citizens-action committee to focus on fire and emergency services Funding”

December 10, 2015 “The crisis in East County - lives are at Risk”

December 1, 2015 “Elected representatives should fix the funding problem with East Contra Costa Fire District”

October 10, 2015 “East Contra Costa Fire District needs Help”