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V.21 No.40 | 10/4/2012
Capt. Frank Soto
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News

A tale of two studies

Two reports were released last month with conflicting suggestions for the Albuquerque Fire Department.

One, commissioned by the local union, suggests AFD needs more staff and more gear to meet calls within nationally recommended response times.

The second, commissioned by the mayor, looks at cost-cutting measures at AFD, such has trimming down personnel sent to emergencies and structure fires.

Read all about it in Carolyn Carlson’s article.

Capt. Frank Soto
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Newscity

First Responders

Study says AFD needs more staff and more gear to answer calls quickly

Two studies came out last month. One looks at ways to save the city money, the other posits things are spread to thin at the Albuquerque Fire Department.
V.20 No.19 | 5/12/2011

Guest Editorial

Save the Librarians

Cutting our way to the future won’t work

Rey Garduño, speaking from his place on the City Council dais, asked, “Why are we decimating libraries?” He characterized the situation as “disheartening.”

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V.19 No.11 | 3/18/2010

Council Watch

Count Us In

City employees gathered en masse to let the mayor and Council know they want to be part of the budget-tightening dialogue. More than a hundred rank-and-file workers— firefighters, police officers, clerks and others—showed up, and union representatives spoke, asking to be a part of solving the budget shortfall. They said Mayor Richard Berry assured their inclusion in the discussion, but so far that hasn't happened.

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