|Tucson’s Stephen Jeff Piechura, who accepted the position of Chula Vista Fire Chief Wednesday, has formally declined the offer. Piechura, Fire Chief of the Northwest Fire/Rescue District in Southern Arizona, announced his decision in an email to the Chula Vista City Manager’s office late Thursday afternoon.
Piechura wrote: “It is with great regret that I respectfully decline the offer to become the next Fire Chief for the City of Chula Vista. After further consideration, it has been determined that my taking the position in these times would not be of benefit for my family. Thank you for your consideration and your confidence in my abilities.”
Interim City Manager Scott Tulloch will review the qualifications of other finalists and expects to make a recommendation to the Mayor and City Council by October 21.