Are Alameda’s Firefighters too Powerful to be Reformed?

In the wake of last week’s deplorable drowning incident, Alameda Mayor Marie Gilmore promised an open and transparent investigation into what happened. But since then, there’s been nada from inside Alameda City Hall, KTVU reports, as criticism of Alameda firefighters intensifies. And if the power of political influence is any indicator, don’t expect the Alameda City Council majority to publicly criticize or demand reforms from the city firefighters any time soon.

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