Letter to the editor: City gives away firefighting assets

Posted 10/24/18

City gives away firefighting assets Littleton has invested millions building fire stations, buying fire engines and purchasing equipment. Our fire chief promised that South Metro Fire Rescue would …

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Letter to the editor: City gives away firefighting assets

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City gives away firefighting assets

Littleton has invested millions building fire stations, buying fire engines and purchasing equipment. Our fire chief promised that South Metro Fire Rescue would purchase Littleton's assets at fair value, but that didn't happen. And if we vote to be "included" into SMFR, Littleton will get nothing for all the fire assets city council agreed to give them.

Were SMFR to include other new areas, such as Sterling Ranch, they would likely be buying fire stations and equipment. But for Littleton's inclusion, we had to give SMFR the equipment and fire stations Littleton already paid for?

Had council not given away millions of city assets, perhaps it would still have dollars sufficient to maintain roadways without the proposed tax increase. It appears unethical for the city to give away millions of firefighting assets and then use the street maintenance "carrot" to coax us into voting "yes" for SMFR inclusion.

Don Bruns

Littleton

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