The Duluth City Council denied a proposal Monday night to allow the Duluth Fire Department to add a new position.
The council held a public hearing on whether to add a third deputy chief to the department to help with training.
The vote, which needed to be unanimous to pass, failed 8 to 1.
Councilor Jay Fosle voted no to the proposal that ultimately wouldn’t cost the city any money to fund.
Fosle provided no comment for why he voted that way.