Memphis budget to pull 5 fire apparatus out of service

Four ladders and one rescue truck are among the proposed budget cuts


By Amos Maki 
The Commercial Appeal

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Memphis City Council will consider a funding request from Memphis City Schools, a reduction of Fire Department vehicles and library closings when its budget discussions resume today .

Mayor AC Wharton has requested a 47-cent increase in the property tax assessment to cover the cost of court-ordered funding for city schools.

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