05/03/12 127 W, 1 I - + 5 - 2 Four Guilford Fire Departments Brace for Budget Cuts

Found via hpfirefighter.com, here's an interesting MyFOX8 story about budget cuts in Greensboro and Guilford County. The city is trying to tighten its budget by $4.1 million. The fire department is cutting $1 million from their budget. They've passed $300,000 of the cuts to the "rural" fire departments that they contract with. As the story notes, Colfax FD, District 13 FD, McLeansville FD, and Pinecroft-Sedgefield FD (misnamed Pine Cross Sedgefield) are affected. Read or watch the story. Google doesn't (yet) find any other stories on the Greensboro Fire Department budget, or its further plans. That's certainly a tricky area, public reporting about public safety budgets and budget processes. [ Insert additional pontifications as desired. Have to get ready for work... ]

How much duplication of service exists between the contract departments and city? Do they think the costs be saved by cutting administration positions and allowing the city department to run that minor stuff, therefore saving the tax payers money overall, and not cutting service to the citizens.
ncems - 05/03/12 - 09:55

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