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Paul Fortin, 60, tells the GUARDIAN he is a fourth generation Idahoan, second generation Boise firefighter, Vietnam veteran, and 1970 graduate of Bishop Kelly. He has an accounting degree from BSU, and one goal is to work with neighborhood groups to produce, “quality dog parks which should eliminate Boise City’s dog cops who are giving Boise a bad name as place to live.”
He was a fire investigator captain and helped negotiate two union contracts on behalf of the union. He retired in 2005 after 25 years as an arson investigator.
He is critical of the current fire department management as well as a the amount of money spent for administrative positions within the department and new facilities. He also opposes the increase in parking fees and the new meters which zero out time when a vehicle leaves a parking space.
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