Grueneberg deserves our support | TheUnion.com
YOUR AD HERE »

Grueneberg deserves our support

Over the past couple of months, I have read vile and untrue statements made by former NCCFD HR person Lisa LaBarbera, such as the case in Other Voices in last Friday’s edition.

Then, in a recent article by Matthew Renda, she makes several statements that indicate that she has herself violated HIPPA laws by discussing a person’s medical needs and preferences with other employees in the agency. The violations cited by firefighters against LaBarbera apparently were never acted on by prior NCCFD chiefs and were part of the reason for the “vote of no confidence” by the firefighters. Director Grueneberg has a vast knowledge of fire service and personnel laws as he was the fire chief of Cosumnes Fire District, which was a consolidation of Elk Grove and Galt fire departments. That district has approximately 150 firefighters with annual budgets of $90 million plus.

Grueneberg brought that knowledge and expertise back to his home here in Nevada County and used that knowledge to try to bring NCCFD up to the standards of a modern-day fire department that the citizens and professional firefighters deserve. Grueneberg deserves our support and appreciation for his hard work to improve the NCCFD.



Mike Miller

Nevada City


Support Local Journalism


Support Local Journalism

Readers around Grass Valley and Nevada County make The Union’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.

 

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User


Letters

Alvin Blake: Strengthen our power grid

|

We must do more to strengthen our power grid against an electromagnetic pulse event. Such an event can result from an attack by terrorists or by another country (China may already have the capability) or…



See more