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I would like to thank the Free Lance for its ongoing coverage of the current fire protection issues facing San Benito County. However, some of the content of the editorial published April 17 requires clarification. As a former firefighter, a present county supervisor and a homeowner, I am keenly aware of the challenges this community faces in maintaining high-level, cost-effective fire protection for all of its residents. We have been presented with an opportunity, and indeed a necessity, to improve performance, eliminate duplication of effort, and raise the level of local accountability going forward.
With the end of a Calfire contract to provide fire service to San Benito County looming in June, at least one county supervisor Tuesday pushed to move forward quickly with a contract with the City of Hollister while others asked for more of a cost/benefit analysis before making a decision.
The San Benito County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday is scheduled to consider giving direction on possibly ending a partnership with Calfire and contracting to consolidate fire services with the City of Hollister.
A Hollister family is displaced after a house fire Tuesday morning in the 1500 block of Cembellin Drive.