New Cost Estimates for Public Safety First Initiative

The city of Tucson's Independent Audit and Performance Commission will be reviewing a report on the potential costs of the Public Safety First Initiative, aka Prop 200, which voters will decide Nov. 3. The prop would require the city to hire more police officers and firefighters. City officials had earlier estimated the costs to be $51 million a year.

We hear the report will show even higher projected annual costs, in the neighborhood of $64 million a year, although the start-up costs over the next five years may come out lower than originally estimated.

Details to follow...