The Bellevue City Council is considering a plan that could change how quickly firefighters respond.
The department is facing a 14-percent budget cut. BFD Chief Perry Guido tells Channel 6 News his proposal is to initiate a "rolling brown out,” closing one station a day. It’s now up to the council. If it approves the cuts, the chief says he'll find and choose a plan that will have the least impact on public safety.
The fire department is not the only Bellevue city agency facing cuts. Police are proposing cutting nine positions and the parks department could reduce mowing areas and get rid of all portable restrooms. Click here to read the proposals.