Langfelder Insists No Fire Department Layoffs Will Be Needed

Springfield Mayor Jim Langfelder is vowing there will be no layoffs in the fire department, despite the $1.4 million reduction in its budget.

Fire Chief Brandon Blough and the firefighters’ union both contend that layoffs may be unavoidable because there’s no other way to cut that much out of the budget. But Langfelder says any move to cut positions would have to go through him, and he says he won’t allow it.

But it’s still unclear how the department could absorb cuts of that size otherwise.

via WMAY | Stay Informed. Stay Connected.

March 22, 2021 at 06:10AM

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s