In Surprise Move, Santa Clara Officials May Renew Ambulance Contract
Some in the county, concerned by the company's past financial troubles urge restraint and caution when deciding who to go with for their medical response services.
The San Jose Mercury News:
Santa Clara County To Consider Renewing Ambulance Contract For Three Years
Santa Clara County officials on Tuesday will consider a three-year contract extension with an ambulance company that has a history of financial woes -- a move that took some observers by surprise. Rural/Metro offered a lowball bid five years ago that turned out to be too good to be true -- the company was soon losing money hand over fist and the contract had to be rejiggered just to keep services afloat. But the new contract now contains significant tweaks worth millions of dollars. (Kurhi, 2/8)