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LAFD protest proposed $54M cut to department

Dozens of Los Angeles firefighters marched to City Hall to protest $54 million in proposed cuts to the department on Friday, May 13, 2011.

May 14, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Dozens of Los Angeles firefighters marched to City Hall to protest $54 million in proposed cuts to the department.

The cuts are part of the mayor's budget, presented to the Los Angeles City Council on Friday.

The department said no stations will be closed and no firefighters will be laid off under the plan.

However, it calls for a shift of department resources to focus more on emergency paramedic response.

Several councilmembers voiced opposition to the plan, saying it would threaten public safety in their districts.


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