SAN DIEGO (CNS) – The city of San Diego will recover $900,000 in a settlement stemming from alleged over-billing by two contractors for debris removal in Rancho Bernardo following the 2007 wildfires, Councilman Carl DeMaio announced today.

“This is not simply a case about the potential waste of taxpayer dollars; it is also offensive that private companies would seek to exploit for their own profit the misfortune of those who lost their homes in the 2007 fires,’’ DeMaio said at a news conference.

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Inspirational Quotes

Being human is itself difficult, and therefore all kinds of settlements (except dream cities) have problems.

Jane Jacobs


Without your encouragement, we would have, no doubt, floundered around too discouraged to pursue a better settlement with the insurance company. Certainly , because of CARe, there are many of us who have now received adequate funds for, at least, a reasonably adequate rebuild. It is obvious that your hearts are in relieving our burdens and giving us both hope and help in the long process that no fire victim can avoid.

Harris Fire Survivor, 2007