- Associated Press - Sunday, February 7, 2016

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) - The fire department cuts Davenport officials are considering aren’t very popular.

The Quad-City Times reports (https://bit.ly/1TMKOTu ) some residents have posted signs in their yards declaring “Fire Truck closed today. Contact your alderman.”

The City Council is considering whether to approve more than $600,000 in public safety cuts in its proposed $201.7 million budget.

Mayor Frank Klipsch says he hopes the fire cuts will be a short-term solution. A city committee will look for better answers in future budgets.

The fire department plans to demote a district chief and lieutenant and eliminate a management analyst because of the budget cuts. The city’s new budget would start July 1.

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Information from: Quad-City Times, https://www.qctimes.com

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