Andy Parr, Lakeside Fire Protection District chief, has announced that the District’s administrative offices will be open on Fridays by appointment only. “District administrative staff has been reduced by 40 percent since 2010, which has forced numerous and innovative changes in the District’s administrative functions,” a District statement said. “By aligning the furlough days of our office personnel we can provide better service to the citizens when we’re here, and still make a commitment to the community to have on duty administrators meet with citizens on Fridays when they make an appointment. The District continues to work with a dwindling budget by reducing the salaries and benefits of all of the District’s employees and by making administrative changes to improve service and contain/reduce costs to our citizens.”

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