Long Beach, CA
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File #: 10-0133    Version: 1 Name: CD-3,1,2,9 - Fire staffing
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 1/25/2010 In control: City Council
On agenda: 2/2/2010 Final action: 2/2/2010
Title: Recommendation to request City Manager to report back to the City Council with a recommendation for both Police and Fire staffing levels, and associated funding for both academy and on-going personnel costs.
Sponsors: COUNCILMEMBER GARY DELONG, THIRD DISTRICT, COUNCILMEMBER ROBERT GARCIA, FIRST DISTRICT, COUNCILMEMBER SUJA LOWENTHAL, SECOND DISTRICT, VICE MAYOR VAL LERCH, COUNCILMEMBER, NINTH DISTRIC
Attachments: 1. 020210-R-19sr.pdf, 2. 020210-R-13-R19 Police PowerPoint.pdf, 3. 020210-R-13-R19 Fire PowerPoint.pdf
TITLE
Recommendation to request City Manager to report back to the City Council with a recommendation for both Police and Fire staffing levels, and associated funding for both academy and on-going personnel costs.
 
DISCUSSION
As the City Council evaluates the potential community benefits associated with the hiring of additional police officers, it is appropriate to review Fire Department staffing requirements to ensure that all Public Safety needs are addressed.
 
Currently the Long Beach Fire Department has 41 vacancies, which includes 21 vacant front-line firefighter positions. While most of the positions are filled by deploying existing Fire staff on an overtime basis, this is not an optimum nor desired long-term strategy.
 
SUGGESTED ACTION
Approve recommendation.
 
 
Respectfully Submitted,
 
GARY DELONG, COUNCILMEMBER, 3RD DISTRICT
ROBERT GARCIA, COUNCILMEMBER 1ST DISTRICT
SUJA LOWENTHAL, COUNCILMEMBER 2ND DISTRICT
VICE MAYOR VAL LERCH, COUNCILMEMBER 9TH DISTRICT