This letter to was sent to Council this morning after a resident pointed out some very important details, clearly overlooked by City Manager Feldman.
Mayor Wagner and Council Members,
Can someone please explain why council would approve a job description for a fire liaison which eliminates most firefighters from applying for the position because it requires a BA or BS degree?
This seems counterproductive and costly since firefighter, after two years of college, or even straight from high school, go to fire Academy and take only fire courses. The degrees most receive are not four year, college degrees.
Who made these requirements and why? Especially since an ex firefighter is perfect for that job – so why disqualify the best candidates with the most experience? It makes no sense, but it does support community sentiment that Feldman is not qualified to run this City.
This is yet another wasted effort to create a position for a bureaucrat, educated, with no real fire experience and incapable of rising to the occasion like Duenas and the new “Public Safety Specialist”. Both of whom were MIA during the Woolsey Fire and haven’t heard a peep out of either of them during the mudslides.
The last storm damaged three homes, creating life threatening conditions. The poor attempt by the City to evacuate high risk areas was yet another colossal failure, and now you want to add another person incapable of truly handling disasters at taxpayers expense? NO THANK YOU.
Please know this did not go unnoticed by residents.
Cece Woods, Editor in Chief
The Local Malibu