The City of Chula Vista retained Citygate to conduct an analysis of Fire Department overtime use, provide a model for forecasting the amount of overtime usage for budgeting purposes, assess the use of constant staffing versus overtime to fill vacancies, and make recommendations that might substantially and cost-effectively reduce the amount of overtime required to fill vacancies. Citygate also conducted a review of the proposed Advanced Life Support (Fire Paramedic) system in order to analyze the fiscal impact of the ALS program and determine whether it might impact the City General Fund and/or whether there are any other financial concerns for the sustainability of the program. Part of the analysis included recommendations for improving the revenue to expenditure balance.
Citygate provided fiscal and operational policy assistance for the City of Chula Vista’s Advanced Life Support (ALS) program changes. Citygate provided an independent review of the City’s methodology applied in calculating City costs to provide First Responder (FRALS) services to the City’s ambulance provider, determine whether the proposed reimbursement is equal to or less than the costs incurred with the provision of FRALS, and determine if the rates are fair market rates compared to similar County-exclusive operating areas.