Meeting started on time at 6:30 and lasted until after 8 PM. Tom Bohn, Deputy Director at City of San Jose, made the presentation.
The money to tear down Station #6 and build this one is coming from the Library Bond Measure “O”. It provides $6.4 million to build brand new fire stations. $800 will come from selling the old #6 Fire Station land to developers. It was stated that the money is not allowed to be used for anything else.
More research is planned before this becomes reality. Risk, Hazard and Value Evaluation, or RHAVE, is the program expected to show the impending effect of Signal Pre-emption, the technology allowing emergency vehicles to get through traffic signals faster.
It was stated that no evidence was found that having a fire station built next door to a property had any effect on its value.
The issue of noise pollution was avoided completely until questioned about it, and even then with evasion. Apparently, noise pollution is a sore spot with proponents, too.