In a letter delivered on Wednesday afternoon to the union representing San José Fire Fighters, the San José City Council asked IAFF Local #230 to allow its membership to vote on an 8.91% reduction in total compensation that would restore one fire truck, four fire engines, and allow the City to hire back the 49 fire fighters who were unfortunately laid off last week.

The full letter from Employee Relations Director Alex Gurza is available on the City’s website.