HFD’s Measure U spending comes in under budget

Photo courtesy of City of HemetFire Chief Scott Brown. ■ Melissa Diaz Hernandez / Editor Hemet Fire Chief Scott Brown delivered some good news to the Hemet City Council at the Jan. 9 meeting—$647,832 of the Measure U fund balance will carry over to FY 18/19. During the update, Brown laid the cards on the table. There are issues that need to be addressed such as: aging infrastructure, need for more dispatchers, and working to utilize technology for efficiency and cost containment. “I am not going to put the city in harm’s way fiscally by looking at short term—we are looking at long term and strengthening long-term sustainability,” Brown said in

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