CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 25, 1996
Montebello officials are considering dissolving the city's 74-year-old fire department in an effort to cover a $3-million budget deficit. A budget advisory group recently suggested a report on the cost and benefits of contracting fire protection services from Los Angeles County, an option many of the city's own firefighters have supported. The City Council decided against requesting such a report in January, in the hopes that the department could survive this year's cuts.