I support defunding the police ***UNION***. They are the organization responsible for giving cover to bad cops.
I urge you to reduce, rather than increase, the budget for the police. We need community-based initiatives to support people experiencing homelessness, substance abuse, and mental health crises--not more police. The Phoenix police remains one of the deadliest in the nation and is not a reliable steward of public safety.
We demand the city reallocate $25 million to mental health and youth programs instead of giving the Phoenix Police Department a $25 million increase for salaries.
Please Support our Phoenix PD. I live in district 8 and its a mess. We need our cops over here.
Do not defund our police, you are only hurting the people if you do.
Fund the civilian review board and do not give Phoenix Pd a $25 million raise!
Please do not increase funding to PHX PD. Instead, fund community wellbeing programs and fully fund the CRB! This is critical to the health and safety of our Phoenix community. Practice courageous leadership now and fund the CRB.
Given that the City already has a 23 million dollar deficit I don't think adding to this at this time makes fiscal sense. Also I would suggest that rather than focus on creating a new office for police oversight that more emphasis be placed on police training. All the city's that have been most impacted by the protests currently have review boards for police actions. Training is the only thing that will really make a difference.
Please insure that the Civilian Review Board and the Office of Oversight and Accountability are fully funded.
We need change. Increasing police funding is a bandaid. We need a solution. This will be seen in social programs. We demand the city reallocate $25 million to mental health and youth programs instead of giving the Phoenix Police Department a $25 million increase for salaries.
The current budget is on the wrong side of history. We call upon you to do the right thing Phoenix City Council must fully fund OAT and CRB with $3 million. The City of Phoenix also needs to reallocate their $25 million budget increase to mental health and youth programs, INSTEAD OF cutting those programs by 25%
I ask that you vote against the $25 million pay raise that is included in this budget. It is a shame that as cities across the country are reimagining and reinvesting in safety away from police and investing in things like mental health and youth, Phoenix is considering a pay increase for police!
It is time for you to take immediate action and defund the police. Invest in programs in our communities that improve our health and lives. Vote against the $25 million pay raise for police.
WE NEED PHOENIX PD. With all the protest, rioting, and looting BS they are the ones who have stood up and protected us in these hard times. DO NOT DEFUND OUR DEPARTMENT SUPPORT PHOENIX PD. I live in a high crime area, and they are always there when i need them.
I ask that Mayor and Council oppose the current budget allocation of $400K for the Office of Accountability and Transparency and reconsider an allocation that is closer to the recommended $2.9M to fund this important office.
The current budget sends the wrong message to Phoenix minorities and police. It tells minorities, we are ignoring your needs. It tells police that we support business as usual. We need to send the right message to both parties. Please fully fund the civilian review board and the office of oversight and accountability.
These comments do not reflect my positions on any commission I serve in this city. I definitely agree that we need the $3 million for the CRB. Police need accountability and I know that councilmembers can step that up to that challenge. I am also aware that there are labor binding contracts that the city needs to abide. If there is a way to redirect the $25 million that is non-personnel related, then that is the way to go. In 2021, some bargaining units go into negotiations. Food 4 thought.
I strongly oppose the funds allocated the Phoenix PD and demand that you allocate those funds to civilian oversight. We need our Phoenix PD to be held accountable for their actions, we need funds for our education system, health care (including mental health care), aid for the homeless, those who are unemployed, those who need help with housing. Please give back to the community and cut back on the funding of the police who continue to terrorize our black and brown communities. Listen to us.
Support Our Phoenix Police. It's obvious in a time like this they are essential and needed. We need them more now than ever. Mental health budgeting doesn't help control protests and protect the city. SUPPORT PHOENIX PD not criminals.