This is just my opinion but is it un-ethical and morally wrong to do this? When you think about why the majority of us on here have a love for the job we do, I personally it is not for the $$$$. I do understand that special responses (Haz-Mat, Water Rescue, and other Special Rescues do eat up alot of resources and mnapower. Isn't that what tax dollars are for though? Lets hear your all your thoughts, or if your jurisdiction has came across this?
------- CITY COMMISSION OPENS DISCUSSION ON FEES FOR SERVICES
If the fire trucks come to your house in ------- to put out a fire should you be charged a fee for their service? If a volatile situation develops at your house, and the police and the SWAT team gets called, should you be billed?
If firemen have to cut up your car to get you out of the wreckage after an accident, should that be billed to you? That is a topic that was brought before the ------- City Commission Wednesday in their study session. While many recognize the high costs involved in situations, there is not consensus on what to do. What if the Ku Klux Klan marches in a parade, and extra police are deemed necessary, should the organization pay for that? Chief ---- ------said it’s not easy to budget some expensive events.
Commissioner ----- ------- said she is against this; residents pay taxes already to pay for training, readiness and to have personnel on duty to handle situations. She says that’s why people live in communities.
--------- said he will be collecting more information on costs and what other cities are doing for commissioners consideration.