We are not a minority, we are the majority, and we have been silent for FAR TOO LONG! You are hearing the collective voice of your brothers and sisters, sons and daughters, friends and family. The ones that have sat back in apathy are waking up. Stand with us! We the MAJORITY 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. Stand with us as we create a better Phoenix for EVERYONE!
I demand the city reallocate $25 million to mental health and youth programs instead of giving the Phoenix Police Department a $25 million increase. I also do not support a budget that does not fully fund the Civilian Review Board and the Office of Oversight and Accountability.
Shouldn't the recent protests cement why we need more police? All of our police are on the streets downtown phoenix and it's taking longer to get police to respond to our calls. Please do not defund our department, Support Phoenix Police and your communities that need them the most.
I have lost faith in the Phoenix PD as an institution and I oppose this budget that attempts to give an additional $25M to a department known for record-breaking violence. In addition, you must find the funds to institute a Civilian Review Board. Any attempt to rebuild credibility in our police must start with accountability, and a partially-funded board will yield little to no results.
The Phoenix Police Department is statistically ranked highest in the country for cases of police killing civilians. Phoenix needs policing alternatives and investments in mental health and trauma services, education and after school care, adequate housing, healthcare, and employment opportunities. Stop being complacent about the police violence that occurs in communities of color in this city and allocate city funds to programs that will create and sustain a safe community for EVERYONE.
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.
We don't need our cops to have more military-grade weaponry to assault our neighbors. Social services and youth services make our city safer and healthier. Fund those instead. Fund the CRB and OAT.
I wonder if anyone commenting actually lives in high crime areas. Don't defund our police department. It will affect us inner city communities negatively. We need police. Support Phoenix PD
As a faith leader, and as a Unitarian Universalist, it is a moral imperative to reduce our police budget and invest in our communities instead: mental health, affordable housing, education, social supports. A 25 million dollar raise to the PD when cities across the country are de-funding, and thousands of people cried out to you at the last meeting, is incredibly tone deaf. We cannot have police without a fully funded OAT, we can not have healthy communities without reducing police funds.
My family and I support the Phoenix Police Department and are against any cuts to the original proposed budget. If change is to happen within the Phoenix PD, it is counterintuitive to cut funds. Please pass the proposed budget as it is and keep the community of Phoenix safe.
I 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. We must also make sure the CRB and OAT are fully funded. Invest in our communities, divest from police.
I support the movement demanding that the city reallocate $25 million to mental health and youth programs instead of giving the Phoenix Police Department a $25 million increase for salaries. Also support the full funding of the Civilian Review Board.
I oppose the current budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year. Council Members, your city is counting on you to decrease the PD’s budget and allocate funds to programs that will heal and instill trust in our community. Invest in violence intervention programs, mental health advocacy, education, arts and culture programs, and others that will allow the Phoenix community to thrive. Our community doesn’t need police. Thank you.
I oppose any budget that does not fully fund the Civilian Review Board and the Office of Oversight and Accountability.
We need to make positive changes that will move our community forward, not backward. Please be a leader in the southwest and fully fund the CRB and OAT. Reallocate the police raises to youth and mental health programs. Do not spend more money on violence, spend it on support.
I oppose any budget that does not include full funding for the Civilian Review Board and the Office of Oversight and Accountability. To do this I support defunding the police department. While safety officers provide a valuable service, I believe that the amount spent on policing is out of proportion with alternate public services that will ultimately serve the community in a more sustainable way. I hope Phoenix welcomes the opportunity lead as we take the first steps down a better path.
The proposed budget should be modified. The CRB and OAT should be fully funded to at least 3 million dollars in this budget. This is not anti-police, most officers welcome accountability and want a better relationship with the community. This will reduce crime.
The 25 million dollar increase for the police budget is totally unreasonable. This funding should be directed to programs that reduce crime by directly helping vulnerable communities.
I am a Phoenix resident 85006 and I urge you not to oppose the 2020-21 budget as it stands. Please vote to allocate $3 million to the Office of Accountability and Transparency and Civilian Review Board in the budget. 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 and fund youth programs and mental health services by $25 million. Thank you.
I wholeheartedly oppose the draft budget as presented because the Office of Accountability and Transparency and Civilian Review Board needs to be fully funded. The City Council needs to take action to address systemic racism, which begins with devoting the necessary funds to these extremely important line items. I support increasing funding form the proposed $400,000 to a minimum of $2.5-$4 million, as was originally intended.