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City Manager's Updates

Periodic updates from El Cerrito City Manager Scott Hanin.

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Sep 02

Insurance Service Organization Analysis of El Cerrito/Kensington Fire Suppression Service Area

Posted on September 2, 2014 at 4:54 PM by Suzanne Iarla

ISO is an insurance industry group which collects and evaluates information from communities in the United States on their structural fire suppression capabilities. The data is analyzed using ISO’s Fire Suppression Rating Schedule (FSRS) and then a Public Protection Classification (PPC) number is assigned. The rating schedule rates from 1-10, a Class 1 represents an exemplary fire suppression program and a Class 10 indicates that the area’s fire suppression program does not meet ISO’s minimum criteria.

We are happy to report that the PPC for the El Cerrito/Kensington Fire Protection Service Area improved from a 3 to a 2 during this most recent review.

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Sep 02

Engineering Division - Installation of Wireless Telecommunication Facilities

Posted on September 2, 2014 at 4:53 PM by Suzanne Iarla

The Engineering Division has approved Encroachment Permit Applications for the installation of AT&T distributed antenna system (DAS) nodes, and associated equipment, on utility poles in the public right-of-way on Balra Dr., Colusa Ave., and Sea View Drive.

An Encroachment Permit Application for a fourth location, near 7800 Eureka Avenue, is currently being reviewed by Engineering and Planning Division staff....

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Sep 02

Police Dept. Recruit and Volunteer Updates

Posted on September 2, 2014 at 4:49 PM by Suzanne Iarla

On Friday August 22, 2014, three police recruits graduated from the Contra Costa Sheriff’s Department Basic Academy and entered the Field Training Program on August 25 to begin their training and evaluation to serve as solo patrol officers in our community. The three are Adam Jinparn and Eddie Perales who are former police cadets, and Ryan Trac a former lifeguard at the EC pool. A formal welcome ceremony will be held in the fall.
During the month of July; our Volunteer Programs contributed to the police department mission as follows...

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