N. Y. Asks for Larger Budget
The Fire Department of New York City asks for 1938 budget allowance of $34,386,472, or $9,343,266 more than the amount for the previous year. Installation of the three-platoon system and the city’s share of the department’s pension plan accounts for more than $8,000,000 of the increase asked.
Commissioner McElligott explained that $4,142,932 of the increase was due to the three-platoon system and $4,000,000 to the fact that money appropriated by the city for the pension system appeared for the first time in the department’s cash budget.