I ask the Board for close scrutiny of the Public Safety section of the FY19 budget. The Board must hold the County Executive and System Fire Chief accountable to justify their recommendations. So far, they have failed to address the goals of the Comprehensive Plan, Strategic Plan and County Code Chapter 9.2. Priority should be given to Public Safety competitive pay and Station reconstruction. Schedules and retention should be system-wide, not just DFR. What is the value to taxpayers of the VFDs?