The Santa Fe Springs Firefighters Local 3507 invites you to take a look at our website and see how we are continuing to protect, serve and represent the City of Santa Fe Springs. The Local wishes to keep everyone informed and up to date on what is happening in the City regarding Fire - Rescue services.
SFS Firefighters Memorial Project
SFS Firefighters are pleased to announce we have developed our plan for our Santa Fe Springs Firefighters Memorial. It is set to be displayed at our fire station 1 and it will honor SFS Firefighters that have died in the line of duty. Those firefighters are Earl Tolle, Mike Jones, Dennis Stubblefield and Armando Mora Jr. Local 3507 is pleased to be working with artist Wayne Healy in the development and creation of this memorial. We are accepting any donations to help secure funding for this project and we are fundraising also by selling our challenge coins. We would also like to thank those organizations and the many individuals that have started to help fund this project. If you have any questions related to this project or are interested in donating please call 562-944-9713 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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What Measure S Was Voted For In 2010
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League of Women Voters of California Education Fund
Los Angeles County, CA November 2, 2010 Election
Vital City Services Protection and Fiscal Stability
City of Santa Fe Springs
Ordinance - Majority Approval Required
Pass: 2,462 / 60.70% Yes votes ...... 1,594 / 39.30% No votes
See Also: Index of all Measures
Results as of Nov 24 2:18pm, 100.00% of Precincts Reporting (11/11)
Information shown below: Impartial Analysis | Arguments |
To maintain funding for City services including police officers, firefighters, paramedics, senior programs, youth/gang, drug, and crime prevention programs, street repairs, parks, ball fields, afterschool library programs, community centers and other City services, shall an ordinance be adopted to establish a 5% utility users tax, exempting low income seniors/residents, with annual audits, no tax increase without voter approval and no funds for Sacramento?
Impartial Analysis from City Attorney
The City Council of the City of Santa Fe Springs placed Measure S, which proposes a utility users' tax, on the November 2, 2010, election ballot for voter consideration. A utility users' tax is what is called a "general" tax, which means that tax revenue received by the City must be spent only on proper local government activities, and will be used to pay for City services and programs, such as the types of services and programs described in the Measure language.
At present, the City of Santa Fe Springs does not impose a utility users' tax. The proposed ordinance, if adopted, would create a 5% tax on certain types of utility services in the City. The utility services on which the proposed tax would be imposed are electricity, gas and communications. The tax would not be imposed on cable television charges.
Low income service users who are enrolled in a utility service provider's "CARE" program would be exempt from paying the tax on that utility service. The proposed tax measure also provides that no service user will have to pay more than $20,000 in tax for each individual type of utility service in any fiscal year; that maximum amount will be increased annually if there are increases in the Consumer Price Index, beginning in July of 2012.
For passage, a simple majority of all of the voters casting votes on the Measure must vote "YES".
Pursuant to State law, the City would not be able to raise the tax rate, or the maximums except for the inflationary adjustment explained above, without submitting any proposed increase to the voters for approval.
A "YES" vote is a vote for adoption of the ordinance creating the tax, with the specific provisions described above. A "NO" vote is a vote against creating the tax.
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Arguments For Measure S
Save our Services, Vote Yes on S! We need to keep our money in Santa Fe Springs to protect our quality of life, our services, and our community - we need Measure S.
You live in Santa Fe Springs because it offers a higher quality of life than other cities. Unfortunately, due to lack of funding, Santa Fe Springs has been forced to make cutbacks to community services. Yes on S allows the City to continue important community events including the 4th of July fireworks display and celebrations that make our city a good place to live, work, and raise a family.
We've got to protect our kids from gangs and drugs. Without Measure S the city will be forced to make even more cuts to police, fire and 9-1-1 emergency response services. Measure S ensures continued anti-gang and anti-drug prevention programs for at-risk youth, after-school tutoring, mentoring and recreation programs that prevent students from dropping out, and keeps children off the streets, out of trouble and on the right path.
Voting Yes on S prevents severe cuts and maintains our essential services:
+ 9-1-1 emergency response times
+ Police officers patrolling neighborhoods, parks and schools
+ Firefighters and paramedics
+ After-school recreation programs for local youth
+ City streets, intersections, traffic flow, and congestion
+ Health, nutrition and transportation programs for local seniors
+ Library programs, including tutoring, homework assistance, and literacy programs
+ City parks, fields, community centers and the aquatic center
Yes on S gives Santa Fe Springs protected, reliable local control over local funds for local needs - No funds can be taken by Sacramento. Continuing Santa Fe Springs's fiscal accountability standard, Measure S requires citizen oversight, audits, and yearly reports to the community, and qualified low-income seniors and other low-income households will be exempt.
Join Firefighters, Seniors, and Community leaders in Supporting S for Santa Fe Springs's quality of life.
Mayor of Santa Fe Springs
GUSTAVO R. VELASCO
Retired Mayor, Councilmember, Director of Community Services
President of the Santa Fe Springs Firefighters Assoc.
C. GLORIA DURAN
Resident & Chairperson of the Senior Citizens Advisory Comm.
ALEX C. RODRIGUEZ
(No arguments against Measure S were submitted)
Impacting Santa Fe Springs traffic. Stay informed & drive safely.
Pension Rollbacks to Governor
On the last day of the legislative session, the California Senate and Assembly approved legislation that imposes sweeping changes in California's public pension system.
AB 340 imposes a range of rollbacks, and implements them in statute, circumventing the collective bargaining process. The measure was negotiated between legislative leaders and Governor Jerry Brown.
•New lower tier for almost all employees – local, state, teachers, the works. Public safety retirement would top out at 2.7% at 57;
•A cap on pensionable income -- $110,000 for those who pay Social Security; $130,000 for those who don’t.
•Mandatory cost sharing immediately, for all new employees, and by 2018, for current employees;
•Three-year final compensation averaging;
•Limits on pensionable compensation, airtime purchases, pension holidays and retroactivity.
CPF President Lou Paulson had the following statement on the passage of the measure:
AB 340 is a disappointing retreat from the principles of collective bargaining, as well as an attack on all working families, especially those who work in public safety.
The legislation proposal imposes the biggest pension rollback in California history, and punishes everyday workers who have already seen their pay go down, their work hours cut by furlough and their jobs disappear to layoffs and downsizing.
Firefighters depend on the promise of a reasonable, secure retirement in return for their commitment to a difficult and dangerous profession. AB 340 makes that future promise less secure for the next generation and threatens basic retirement security for generations of front line first responders and their families.
Rational pension reform that addresses abuses in the system are in everyone's best interest. But in passing AB 340, the Legislature has surrendered to short-term politic, and compromised the future of California's public workers.
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