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The Board of Supervisors is the body governing counties in the U.S. on Tuesday tabled a plan to transfer Castaic Lake's shrinking lifeguard force from the county Park Police to the Fire Department to allow further analysis.
Lacking clear answers on the transfer financial and service impacts, the panel postponed action on the proposal until June 21, when such uncertainties as budgeting and organization may be clarified.
``It gives all departments the chance to come to the table to work out any issue that they may have,'' said Jennifer Plaisted, a deputy for Fifth District Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich Michael Dennis Antonovich (born 1939 in Los Angeles, California) is a member of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors representing the Fifth District, which covers northern Los Angeles County, the Antelope, Santa Clarita, Pasadena, and parts of the San Fernando and San . ``It's funding and management issues, organizational structures This article has no lead section.
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The proposal, submitted by Antonovich, would transfer county lake lifeguards from the Department of Parks and Recreation to the county fire department. The move is intended to improve public protection, he said.
``Parks have done an excellent job at managing and maintaining those facilities,'' Antonovich said. ``But the organizational structure within the parks does not fully support the lifeguard functions. As lifeguards are public safety personnel, (they) ought to be housed in a location that has that primary function.''
Antonovich also argued the transfer would not incur To become subject to and liable for; to have liabilities imposed by act or operation of law.
Expenses are incurred, for example, when the legal obligation to pay them arises. An individual incurs a liability when a money judgment is rendered against him or her by a court. additional costs for the county fire department, which will take on the lake lifeguards' funds.
``It's just a shift of funds,'' he said. ``The lake lifeguards will continue to perform all of those functions that they are currently performing within the parks.''
But other supervisors remained unconvinced. Just last week, a county report found that transferring the lifeguard positions would increase management costs. The report comes a month after 13 full-time lifeguard positions were eliminated at Castaic due to budget constraints A Budget Constraint represents the combinations of goods and services that a consumer can purchase given current prices and his income. Consumer theory uses the concepts of a budget constraint and a preference ordering to analyze consumer choices. .
``It's a very crucial thing,'' second district Supervisor Yvonne Brathwaite Burke The name Burke (from Irish Gaelic de Burca, of Norman origin). In English the meaning of the name Burke is "fortified hill." See also Berkley. Places
County Fire Chief P. Michael Freeman Michael Roy Freeman (born 9 December 1960, London, England) is a New Zealand chess player. He emigrated to New Zealand in September 1967.
He was a pupil at Otago Boys High School, Dunedin from 1974 to 1978. said the transfers could be accomplished, but was less certain about the costs.
``I am very concerned about the financial impact on the special fire district budget,'' he said. ``We have a lot of growth areas in our jurisdiction. There are needs for new fire stations and expansion of service, which must be funded.
``We can make it work, certainly from a public safety standpoint The Standpoint is a newspaper published in the British Virgin Islands. It was originally published under the name Pennysaver, largely as a shopping-coupon promotional newspaper, but since emerged as one of the most influential sources of journalism in the . But we also have the responsibility ... to try to make the budget balance.''
The Parks and Recreation Department is contracted to operate the lake until 2017. The recreation area is owned by the state and operated under a 50-year contract with the county.
Eugene Tong, (661) 257-5253