CSA69 might be getting a 5th medic unit sometime soon but it would be on a trial basis at first by the sounds of it, I would imagine it would be medic 1? And
here is a few paragraphs on whats going on with The City of San Diego and AMR.
A city timeline predicts a “request for proposals” could be sent out next summer, after city officials craft a proposal and the state approves it.
That would possibly allow the city to have a new agreement in place by summer 2019, one year before the existing deal with American Medical Response is due to expire.
The city has previously been prevented from issuing a request for proposals by legal questions related to the county’s potential role in the process, but those questions are no longer a roadblock.
The city’s Independent Budget Analyst, Andrea Tevlin, said last week that the city would likely benefit from approving the proposed contract changes and then forging a new long-term contract that better meets the city’s evolving emergency response needs.
Tevlin, however, said the significant policy changes sought by American Medical Response could have “unintended consequences,” making it crucial for the city’s Fire Department to be vigilant and keep city leaders updated on changes in response times.
The City Council is scheduled to consider the proposed contract changes at a meeting scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at City Hall, 202 C St. Full Article