Leopold Appoints New Fire Chief
Well, Chief Ronald Blackwell, the Fire Department Head who couldn't seem to get overtime under control (he overspent by $5 million last year) is out. Appointed to replace him is Chief David Stokes, a 27-year veteran of the Department. The new Chief is apparently prepared to "trim fat". He should probably be prepared to present more accurate, and inflated budgets, if history is any guide.