Friday, June 26, 2009

SFFD: Fire department feels the pain as $6 million axed from budget

San Francisco supervisors budget committee To Cut $6 Million from Fire Department during the next fiscal year.
“Station 2 would be the first engine company browned out, followed by Station 21 on Grove Street. I don’t want to go there,” she said, “but I feel compelled to just let you know that’s where we’re at, supervisors.” - Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White

Despite dire warnings that staffing levels at San Francisco fire houses would be lower every day the supervisors budget committee proceeded to to take an axe to the SFFD budget.

Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White’s pleas to leave public safety alone went unheeded.
The budget committee continues its work next week.

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