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...History has just been made, as the first legislative body in the country officially announces their support for reopening the 9/11 investigation. Citing “overwhelming evidence” of preplanted explosives, the fire commissioners of Franklin Square and Munson...

Video of the whole event here

...the Franklin Square and Munson Fire District, which oversees a volunteer fire department serving a hamlet of 30,000 residents just outside of Queens, New York, became the first legislative body in the country to officially support a new investigation into the events of 9/11...

What legislative body is that? It is said that they support a new independent investigation but whose responsibility is to start an investigation like that? Are firefighters a legislative body in the USA?

Lawyers' Committee for 9/11 Inquiry have been trying the open a new investigation without result for years why is it any different now?

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The fire district has five elected members who oversee the organization's $2.5 million annual budget. They are elected officials who vote on policy, but it's a stretch to refer to them as a "legislative body." Most fire departments in the United States are divisions of other government agencies and do not have their own elected officials. Here's a more detailed explanation of the Franklin Square and Munson Fire District from a New York state government report (PDF):

The Franklin Square and Munson Fire District (District) is a district corporation of the State, distinct and separate from the hamlet of Franklin Square, Nassau County, in which it is located. The District covers an area of about three square miles consisting of Franklin Square, Garden City South and parts of West Hempstead, and serves about 30,000 residents. It has approximately 110 active volunteer members. The Board of Fire Commissioners (Board) is composed of five elected members and is responsible for the District’s overall financial management and safeguarding its resources. The Board appoints a Treasurer and a Secretary. The Treasurer acts as the District’s chief fiscal officer and is responsible for the receipt and custody of District funds, disbursing and accounting for those funds and meeting any other reporting requirements. The Secretary is responsible for keeping a complete and accurate record of the proceedings of each Board meeting and all Board-adopted rules and regulations. The District’s 2016 general fund budget appropriations totaled $2,520,280, which were funded primarily by real property taxes.

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    In WA, it's less of a stretch since a fire district is officially a political subdivision of the state, on a par with a town, having the power of eminent domain and the ability to regulate within their prescribed domain. Presumably you would call a city council a "legislative body". NY may be different. – user6726 Sep 17 '19 at 0:28
  • @user6726 thanks for the background! I wasn't aware they had so much power. – Andrew Brēza Sep 17 '19 at 0:57

A legislative body is a group that convenes to vote and pass laws.

Firefighters are not a legislative body, but a board of commissioners that oversees a fire department is.

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