Video – Vote NO on Measure P Cartoon featuring FIRE HERO and SMART LADY

Vote NO on Measure P Cartoon featuring FIRE HERO and SMART LADY

This very funny cartoon was created by one of our Public Safety Project supporters on February 9, 2011. He took a few liberties in making the video, but it is basically correct. All the title slides containing text information are Mike Robbins’ work and contain correct information.

Measure P will permanently eliminate El Segundo’s three city-operated paramedic ambulances forever, because the Los Angeles County Fire Department does not operate paramedic ambulances, and El Segundo will permanently lose its legal grandfathered status to operate them.

This will force city residents to use out-of-town private ambulance companies with significantly increased hospital transport times and ambulance fees. The City currently only charges residents what their insurance will pay.

The following data shows that El Segundo residents rely far more on their city-operated paramedic ambulances than on firefighters putting out fires. There were zero major residential structure fires (defined as having $100,000 or more in damage) in El Segundo from January 1, 2008 through April 30 2011.

During that same period, there was an average of 828 paramedic ambulance transports of victims to a hospital per year (city-wide).

El Segundo residents will be far worse off if Measure P passes and as a result they lose their three city-operated paramedic ambulances.

This data is from public record documents obtained from the El Segundo Fire Department in May, 2011 by Mike Robbins, former El Segundo City Councilman and director of the El Segundo Public Safety Project.

If measure P passes, residents will suffer reduced paramedic services and reduced fire protection services.

Number of Major Structure Fires per Year ( > $100,000 damage ):
2008: 1 (129 Arena St. – Commercial Building fire)
2009: 0
2010: 1 (1970 E Imperial Hwy. / Raytheon Bldg. R1 – Commercial Building fire)
2011: 1* (2000 E El Segundo Blvd. / Raytheon Bldg. E1 – Commercial Building fire due to Helicopter Crash)
*Through April 30

Number of Paramedic Hospital Transports per year:
2008: 777
2009: 737
2010: 674
2011: 281*
*Through April 30

Video Transcript:


This is a special presentation of the Public Safety Project

( Watch the cartoon. )

The preceeding cartoon video was produced by a supporter of the Public Safety Project in El Segundo, California

This cartoon used a composite character, with features from both former fire union resident Kevin
Rehm who retired in 2009, and the following fire union president, Christopher Thomason.

The Rancho Palos Verdes home was for Rehm, but his home is actually 4,200 sq. ft., not 3,500 sq ft.
Thomason had $256,000 total compensation in 2009.

This cartoon was created on February 9, 2011, and is 3 min 47 sec long.
Major Structure Fires in El Segundo: 1 in 2010, 0 in 2009, and 2 in 2008.

2009 FIREFIGHTER Annual Individual Total Compensation:
Average: $211,000
Maximum: $342,000

2009 POLICE OFFICER Annual Individual Total Compensation:
Average: $178,000
Maximum: $304,000

The Fire & Police Union Contracts have cost City Taxpayers about $8 Million Extra per year . . .

. . . in Excessive and Unsustainable Compensation & Pensions

That General Fund revenue used to pay for routine City Infrastructure Maintenance and Capital Improvements . . .

. . . like Re-Surfacing Streets, Maintaining the Water and Sewer System, Repairing Buildings, etc.

But for many years, that Tax Money has been Consumed by the Fire & Police Unions . . .

. . . resulting in Deferred Infrastructure Maintenance

Now, Mayor Busch and Councilman Fisher plan to effectively Sell and Lease Back CITY HALL . . .

. . . to borrow $10 Million for 20 years to pay for those costs.

Thank you for watching this presentation of the Public Safety Project

Please Vote “NO” on MEASURE P

Scott Houston is IN LOCK-STEP with the FIRE & POLICE UNIONS

Marie Fellhauer is a POLICE UNION MEMBER in Los Angeles

Cindee Topar was Campaign Manager for a FIRE UNION MEMBER

Topar is an official in a MILITANT UNION that TARGETS the CUSTOMERS

Cindee Topar and Marie Fellhauer endorsed (2010) Scott Houston

Please vote for Fiscal Responsibility, Transparency, and Control by Voters, . . .

. . . NOT Control by FIRE & POLICE UNIONS . . .

. . . that have been LOOTING the PUBLIC TREASURY . . .

. . . of the City they are Sworn to Protect.

Please VOTE FOR Carl Jacobson, David Atkinson, & Dave Burns

Please VOTE FOR Lisa Wood for City Clerk for more Transparency

Election Day in El Segundo is April 10, 2012


This has been a video production by Michael D. Robbins of the Public Safety Project

Copyright © 2012 by
Michael D. Robbins
P.O. Box 2193
El Segundo, CA 90245

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