April 18th, 2012
Baltimore councilman proposes advertisements on fire trucks
By Jack Lambert
Baltimore Business Journal
Baltimore City Councilman William “Pete” Welch Jr. is sponsoring a resolution that might allow private companies to advertise on some of the city’s fire trucks and generate enough money to avoid the closure of three city fire houses.
Welch’s resolution, set to be introduced at Monday evening’s city council meeting, would create a committee that would explore allowing “the private sponsorship of fire trucks and the recognition of truck sponsors on the sponsored vehicles.”
The idea is to raise enough money to keep open three city fire house’s slated to be closed, Welch said on Monday. As part of plan to close a budget gap, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said the city plans to close three of the city’s 55 fire companies.