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Oceano should continue down the path it’s on
for fire services, not try again to pass a special tax

The July 4 story in New Times about Oceano’s fire services (“OCSD discusses opposition to transferring Oceano’s fire services to county”) contains a disastrous new tax proposal that I disagree with so wholeheartedly that it’s hard to know where to start. Director Shirley Gibson’s proposal to abandon the negotiated agreement for emergency medical and fire services between SLO County and the OCSD would be an absolute disaster…