Philadelphia and E. St Louis, IL making drastic changes due to budget shortfalls. In Philadelphia, The city council and Mayor Michael Nutter began to close fire stations throughout the city in a series of rolling brown outs to save money.
KYW-TV/HDTV “CBS 3 Eyewitness News” goes in detail on the closing of fire stations in the city. By rotating 3 stations per shift/ day. Mayor Nutter says it would not affect safety.
From St Louis Post-Dispatch: In the Midwest East St. Louis has laid off 1/3 of safety officers. Police and Firefighter were let go. To keep essential service with out going broke. Residents fear a crime wave break out in the town across the Mississippi River from St. Louis,Mo.
Read Both reports. This is the future of local governments.