Well now, it seems there is some confusion as to who is responsible for that freeway fire that destroyed five houses and caused some damage to many more. Of course the homes were covered by fire insurance, but that’s not the real issue. Who was at fault? The city will try to “snake” its way out of it because that’s their job.
It’s sad that most of the homeowners will have to pay a $1,000 deductible out of their own pocket and see their rates go up. It would be nice to see the city meet the homeowners halfway without admitting any guilt. Maybe pay their deductibles to show good faith and intentions toward citizens of this town.
What would that cost, $10,000 to $15,000? Think of the positive feedback they would get. Remember the city tax that was voted in this year. That is supposed to generate $10 million to $13 million. So the city can’t cry poor mouth anymore.
I am sure that the City Council/city manager and the Public Works director see it much differently. Please, everyone, follow this story to the end, because next year we can and will vote in a new Fairfield City Council. Their clock is ticking and soon their time will be up. Let’s not forget this mishap on their watch!