(KMOV) -- A budget deficit has the city of St. Louis looking for ways to about $45 million. One proposed idea is a plan to charge residents for fire calls.
However, Mayor Slay said he is opposed to sending residents a bill if they have a fire.
There are other ideas for cuts on the table, including scaling back trash service and turning off park lights.
Alderman Antonio French said he opposes any type of service reduction, claiming it's a battle to keep parts of his ward clean even with biweekly pickup. He said he doesn't blame his residents.
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