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Mon February 28, 2011
Allen Park lawyer "confident" city fire department will survive
An attorney for the Detroit suburb of Allen Park says he’s “confident” the city won’t have to eliminate its fire department.
Allen Park faces a budget deficit of around $660,000. Last week, its City Council voted to lay off all the city’s firefighters.
But an attorney who works for the city says he thinks that can be avoided.
Todd Flood says “he’s confident” the city and the firefighters’ union can strike a deal involving union concessions.
Flood says other city workers would have to make similar sacrifices.
Allen Park is a downriver Detroit suburb of about 25,000 people. The move to cut its whole fire department has sparked outrage at city government.
The Allen Park city administrator cited the uproar when he resigned on Sunday.