Thursday, October 1, 2009

More Opposition to Public Safety First Initiative: Prop 200 "Is Fiscally Irrresponsible"

Posted By on Thu, Oct 1, 2009 at 7:40 PM

Barb Dolan: It does not make sense.
  • Holly Harris
  • Barb Dolan: "It does not make sense."

The Arizona Multihousing Association is the latest organization to come out against the Public Safety First Inititative on the city's Nov. 3 ballot.

Barb Dolan, government affairs liason for the AMA, said that Prop 200 would likely force the Tucson City Council to raise taxes or cut services to pay for additional police officers and firefighters.

Says Dolan:

An unfunded mandate is bad public policy anytime, but especially with the current economic conditions. It is fiscally irresponsible. It does not make sense to impose this mandate when the city has already experienced overwhelming budget cuts to services. This mandate will only further those cuts.

The AMA strongly supports police and fire and has a successful track record of working proactively with first responders to promote safe communities. We do not believe that Proposition 200 is the best way to address police and fire staffing levels for Tucson.

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