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FAIR hoping to play the numbers game

By Jonathan Morales
Monday, March 1st, 2010 at 10:32 am in Moraga, Orinda.

The leaders of FAIR (Fire and Infrastructure Renewal) for Orinda are hoping to sway Moraga, Orinda and Moraga-Orinda Fire District officials with not only their powers of persuasion but also the strength of their numbers.

The FAIR steering committee sent out a message Sunday to its members stressing the importance of having seats filled with FAIR members at Wednesday’s Tri-Agency meeting in Orinda.

Wednesday should be good political theater with the politicians counting the number of interested citizens. Therefore, your attendance will make a difference in the degree of impact FAIR’s message will have on the Tri-Agency members.

Members of the Orinda and Moraga councils as well as the Moraga-Orinda Fire District board of directors will decide if, and how, they should look into claims by FAIR that the city should detach from the fire district, theoretically redirecting property tax dollars to the city. FAIR says the city could get the same level of fire service for cheaper from the county, and use the savings to shore up roads, drains and water pipes.

In addition to presentations from FAIR and fire Chief Randy Bradley, members of OrindaCARES (Citizens Against Reducing Emergency Services), which opposes FAIR’s claims, will also address council and board members.

The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Orinda Library auditorium, 26 Orinda Way, Orinda.

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