Hard to believe we are going back to the Mike Farrell/Dan Herrick days on the Auburn City Council. Don't think the council understands what they did when they voted on the budget last night. Browning out Engine 2 station on certain days! Are you serious!? They seem to think it will not happen that much. But after putting in 28 years as an Auburn Firefighter I can tell you that Engine 2 station will be closed, at least half the year! Do they realize what that does to the public safety of South Auburn residents. They were also thinking that during elections they would cut the polling places to one. But our fine "at large" council woman Belinda Gerry said "In a city this size, with this many miles, it's not practical to have one polling place." What an idiot! I say "In a city this size, with this many miles, it's not practical to close a friggin' fire station!" Never mind the size of the city, just look at a simple thing like train tracks and the loss of response time when the Fire trucks are held up by a train. I don't think I am to far off base when I say some response times to South Auburn could be 15 Minutes or longer! As a tax paying resident who resides in New Auburn, I say thank you for nothing Mr. Mayor and Auburn City Councilors!! And as for my councilman, Leroy Walker, you better screen your calls, because I am calling....Oh and God Bless the residents South Auburn.