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NCFPD chief refutes letter claim


Last updated 4/27/2018 at 6:12am

In the April 19, 2018, issue of the Village News, the article "BUSD plans for Gird Road site continue" contained a comment made by Teresa Platt that she has a letter from the fire department chief that says one entrance, one exit is not acceptable (for the Gird Road site).

In a letter to BUSD superintendent David Jones dated April 23, 2018, North County Fire Protection District Chief Stephen Abbott wrote, "Dear Mr. Jones, We are writing to you in response to your request concerning the 4-19-18 Village News article entitled, 'BUSD plans for Gird Road site continue.' In that article it is stated that there is a 'letter from the fire department Chief that says one entrance, one exit is not acceptable (for the Gird Rd. site.).' Please be advised that the North County Fire Protection District has not issued such a letter."


Reader Comments(2)

Olie92003 writes:

I am for the Gird Rd site & I am friendly with Teresa Platt. I've always known this request is coming from retired Fire Cheif Bob Roper. I agree with his request in the interest of safety & it will help alleviate traffic concerns. I understand there is a repairing area which presents a larger cost factor. When I asked for speed bumps at BES the same term, rather costly, was also used. Those speed bumps were under $1000 total. When it comes to safety we should exceed expectations not meet code.

SaveGirdValley writes:

To clarify, the letter to which I was referring is from retired Ventura County Fire Chief Bob Roper. You can read it at It was submitted as a comment during BUSD's Draft Environmental Impact Report process and is archived with many others at Hope that is all clear. Thank you! It is a letter from


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