May 30 2014

Ambulance Service Fee Increase to be Considered by City Council June 2

Monday,  June 2 – 7:30 p.m. City Council Chambers-

Information provided by the City of Piedmont –

At its regular meeting on June 2, 2014, the Piedmont City Council will consider a proposed increase to the Ambulance User Fee to match an increase approved by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors for the County’s contracted private provider. The proposed new rates are as follows:


July 1, 2014

Base Rate









Treatment / Non-Transport



This fiscal year’s operating budget for the Fire Department’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) division is $2.5 million. The projected amount to be collected in ambulance fees is $200,000 and will not exceed the cost of the EMS program. The program is funded from the General Fund and the revenue collected will be deposited into a General Fund revenue account.

Public comment is invited and encouraged at the June 2nd hearing. Written comments may be submitted to the Piedmont City Council in care of John Tulloch, City Clerk at or by mail to 120 Vista Avenue, Piedmont, CA 94611. All comments submitted will become part of the public record.

The staff report for this item is available for public review here and on the Council’s web page ( The June 2 meeting will be televised live on KCOM-TV, Channel 27, the City’s government TV station and will be available through streaming video on City’s web site

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