SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — The city of San Bernardino, which recently filed for bankruptcy, is again considering outsourcing its fire protection services.
The San Bernardino Sun reports (http://bit.ly/1c8oZda) the City Council will consider the move during its Monday meeting.
The measure, introduced by Councilman Fred Shorett, previously failed by one vote.
Mayor Pat Morris, who could end up with a tie-breaking vote, has said outsourcing city services, including fire protection, could save millions of dollars a year.
Scott Moss, president of the San Bernardino City Professional Firefighters, says short-term savings could mean safety is compromised in the long run.
San Bernardino filed for bankruptcy on Aug. 1.
Information from: The Sun, http://www.sbsun.com