Alternate Cuts to Spare Firehouses

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and Finance Chairman Domenic Recchia propose alternate cuts they say can spare Mayor Bloomberg from having to close 20 fire companies.

Quinn and Recchia:

A mere 5 percent cut in the following areas of the contract budget alone would result in $50 million in savings – more than enough to keep all 20 fire companies open:

  • $514 million in unspecified “Contractual Services – General”
  • $290 million for “Data Processing Equipment” and “Computer Consultants”
  • $101 million for “Legal Services”
  • $134 million for “Professional Services – Other”

  Alternate Cuts to Spare Firehouses