$1000 levy considered for each 911 call (CBS)

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  1. Drew Wilson

    Drew Wilson AKA IceCube Staff Member Moderator Contributor

    When the Passaic City Council meets next Tuesday, Mayor Alex Blanco said what they will not decide to do is levy fees against people in car accidents or building owners whose structures catch fire.

    What they will do is go after the insurance companies.

    “If you are a policy owner, you are already paying for it — this fire department service charge provision,” the mayor told WCBS 880 reporter Levon Putney on Friday.

    He said the fees would only be applied if claims are made, and no fees would be levied for those without insurance.

    There would be a $1,000 fee to respond to fires in buildings over four stories high. Single, two, and three-family homes would be exempt.

    As for car fires, auto insurance would be billed $600.

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    This is just the latest way the city is trying to deal with its budget woes, including elimination of free Sunday parking and charging for designated handicapped parking.

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    Even by American standards, this is outrageous!
     
  2. mountain_rage

    mountain_rage Zeropaids nipple Staff Member Moderator

    Most cities can probably cut the firefighting budget. They are bloated budgets in many cities due to the long tradition of them being labeled heroes for doing their job. Sorry, but I don't see fire fighters as heroes, I see them as I see everyone else, their job is not as dangerous as they want people to think.
     
  3. Drew Wilson

    Drew Wilson AKA IceCube Staff Member Moderator Contributor

    Granted, there are more dangerous jobs like the front lines in the military during an all out war, but when they are called in to put out a pile of burning setaline tanks... well, I will be the one running the other direction personally.
     

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