BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore City continues to deal with the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.

On Wednesday, city officials presented a revised budget proposal which includes closing two fire companies and reassigning personnel to reduce spending. However, no fire stations will be closed.

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Baltimore City council members expressed their concerns on Thursday. They said cuts shouldn’t be made to public safety.

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Baltimore City Council President Brandon Scott issued the following statement in a news release:

“COVID-19 is laying bare the inequalities that have plagued our city for generations. Our response cannot be to make those disparities worse. There will be budget cuts; everyone understands that. But we cannot repeat the mistakes of the past. We cannot balance the budget by closing fire companies.”

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The city’s fire union also opposes the cuts. They said closing the companies would mean reducing the number of firefighters available to keep neighborhoods safe.