From the Daily News:
A state lawmaker is trying to hose down Mayor Bloomberg's plan to shutter 20 FDNY companies.
State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Queens) on Sunday vowed to introduce legislation that would force the city to first get approval from community boards, borough presidents and two-thirds of the City Council.
"It concerns me greatly how the mayor treats public safety, especially fire safety, in a very cavalier manner," the Democrat said.
He announced his long-shot plan at a rally Sunday in front of one of the companies on the chopping block, Engine Co. 306 in Bayside, Queens.