Members of the Fire Department face another round of salary cuts as the state continues to cut spending in the resort.
Firefighters will see their salaries reduced 11.3 percent Dec. 10, according to union officials. The move comes two months after Superior Court Judge Julio Mendez ruled the state could cut the department by 15 members, to 180, after Feb. 15.
After the ruling, the state warned further salary cuts were possible because the city only had enough money to fund the department through Nov. 30. During the past couple of years, the size of the Fire Department has continued to drop. In January, the department had 225 members. Currently there are 195. Since 2010, the department has shrunk by 82 members.