Leadership

Protest Against Reduction of Los Angeles Fire Department Appropriation

Issue 4 and Volume 60.

Protest Against Reduction of Los Angeles Fire Department Appropriation The Fire Commission, of Los Angeles, Cal., voting as a committee of the whole, has framed a vigorous protest against the action of the Budget Committee, demanding a further reduction of $40,000 in the appropriation asked by the Commission for this year. It was maintained that any further reduction would seriously cripple the department and would result in a material increase in the insurance rates all over Los Angeles. This action on the part of the Fire Commission was taken after a letter was read from Chief Archie J. Eley, protesting against the closing of sufficient fire houses to enable the department to operate under a $40,000 reduction. “If this order is enforced,” Chief Elev’s letter declares, in part, “it will mean greatly increased fire hazard to the city and endanger both life and property by fire to such an extent…

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