After lamenting how expensive the contract is with San Rafael, the Marinwood CSD board votes unanimously to approve a $98,000 contract that is already covered in our shared services agreement. Irv Schwartz wants to revisit this soon.
Marinwood Fire Department spends 66% of all emergency calls responding to the City of San Rafael and we receive little in return. In the past we were paid $300k annually. In addition we have been paying a paramedic tax for SEVEN years to San Rafael and still do not have a paramedic on staff in Marinwood as promised.
Clearly, neither the CSD board, or our staff is up to the task of negotiation. We need to find a new approach to our fire service that does not exploit Marinwood taxpayers.