Fire Chief's "Undercover Ride"

Fire Chief Unmarked Vehicle May 2011

In June 2010, the City Council authorized spending $46,565 of AB2766 funds to purchase a hybrid Chevrolet Silverado truck for the Fire Department. (See staff report)

The City has also purchased a Chevrolet hybrid pick-up for the Public Works Dept and a Ford Escape Hybrid for the building inspector. Both vehicles have City seals and identification on them and remain at City Hall during non-working hours.

City Building Inspector Vehicle
Seal Identifying City Vehicle

On June 14, 2010, the City Warrants show payment of $46,565 for the Fire Dept vehicle.

On August 8, 2010, the City Manager made a written offer (see here) to Gary Dominguez for appointment as part-time Fire Chief, for $100 per hour, with maximum of 960 hours per year, which is less than 20 hours per week.

The City's offer included Free use of a City Vehicle, a Gas Card, and other amenities.

Excerpt from Fire Chief Agreement

Mr. Dominguez signed the offer on August 12, 2010 and started work on September 1, 2010. City Warrants show an additional expenditure of $1,316.96 for a Bed Cover for the Chief's Vehicle on November 10, 2010.

As of this writing, the Vehicle does not have any City markings or markings identifying it as a Fire Department Vehicle and is available for the Chief to use as transport to and from the City.