Compton fails to submit crucial ambulatory application to LA County
Are McCormick Ambulance and the Compton Fire Department in cahoots? The city of Compton doesn’t want to pay to save their resident’s lives. After failing to respond to a key LA County RFP to provide “Basic Life Support” (BLS) services, the city of Compton will forgo hiring regular employees to save money by contracting with McCormick Ambulance. As the lone provider for many cities, McCormick is becoming a monopoly of ambulatory services. This author has visions of Pat Furey’s recent state fines dancing in her head. Is history repeating itself?
Torrance mayor Pat Furey, recently came under fire after it was found the company contributed $25,000 to his re-election campaign in 2014, that weren’t reported. McCormick and the Torrance firefighters, funded an independent expenditure that conspired to get Furey another term. Furey just so happened to cast the deciding vote that awarded a contract to McCormick.
Hopefully McCormick is keeping meticulous records to pay the city the correct tax at year’s end.
2 Urban Girls has obtained a copy of the memo from interim fire chief, Bryan Batiste, stating “the city is not legally obligated to provide BLS services” only Advanced Life Support and fire related activities. Wasn’t this one of the items the sales tax increase is supposed to cover?
Mayor Aja Brown is up for re-election in April, along with council members Isaac Galvan and Tana McCoy. How much will their campaign coffers increase for another favorable vote for McCormick?