On Jan. 8, Steve Pinkerton, city manager for the City of Davis, appointed Chief of Police Landy Black to tentatively oversee the Davis Fire Department. Assistant Police Chief Steve Pierce will also manage administration for the fire department.
Davis and UC Davis are looking into the feasibility of shared management oversight for their respective fire departments. It’s expected to take up to six months to analyze.
Interim Fire Chief Scott Kenley reached the permitted number of hours the state allows him to work for the city. With the fire chief position vacant, the city will determine the best thing to do in the long run for the fire department’s management structure.
— Claire Tan