W■ Mary Ann Morris / Editor hen I first heard about the Hemet Fire Department needing a new Chevrolet Tahoe truck for the incoming battalion chiefs at the Feb. 28 meeting of the Hemet City Council, I was skeptical. We had no finance director, no director of engineering, three new councilmembers on the dais, and a city manager that was less than proactive. I thought, “The city didn’t have anything for the battalion chiefs to drive? Nothing at all? Or was a brand new car part of their contract?” Surely the council will select the lowest bidder. Or was this just a way to start spending the wheelbarrows of money Measure

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