Unpaid invoices, bureaucratic red tape, and other mismanagement led to Sunnyvale’s Fire fleet of engines and trucks falling into a serious state of disrepair with operational issues such as failing breaks and shattered windshields that went unreplaced. Worse, brand-new fire engines sat in a vendor’s corporation yard for months because the City failed to pay the invoices. You can read our two letters to the City Council advising them of this catastrophe here and here.