Red Smith for MOFD Board

Fire Prevention, Financial Leadership, Citizen Representation

Red Smith Bio:

  • Moraga - Orinda resident for 30 years
  • MBA from UC Berkeley; BS in Finance from USC
  • Began career with Pacific Bell (now AT&T)
  • Current President of Kirsen Technologies
  • Past CEO of ContainerTrac
  • Married to Gina Arico-Smith for 33 years and have 4 redheaded children that went through local schools, pools, and dozens of local activities
  • Volunteered with Boy Scouts, CAPA Dance, Girl Scouts, Moraga Rotary, Campolindo HS, Moraga Ranch Swim Club, Guest Lecturer at UC Berkeley, St. Mary's College and Chico State
  • Coached youth baseball since 1997

To make Orinda/Moraga Safer MOFD Must:

  1. Maintain current firefighter staffing levels and high quality medical services.
  2. Allocate more resources to FIRE PREVENTION vs. just fire suppression
  3. Reduce response times using technology and data analytics
  4. Reduce fire danger with hot spot mapping and fuel reduction
  5. Reduce $70mm Unfunded Pension Liability to make MOFD fiscally sustainable and reduce the taxpayers' burden to fund the shortfall

East Bay Times Editorial:

"Voters shouldn’t let union run Moraga Orinda fire board"

"Voters have a choice between advocates for paying down pension debt and union candidates trying to take control of district”

"We urge voters to stay the course, to elect three candidates who understand the need to put the Moraga Orinda Fire District on solid financial footing: Red Smith in Division 3, Nathan Bell in Division 1 and Lucy Talbot in Division 4."

Dan Borenstein, East Bay Times Editorial Board 9/11/18

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