DEFUND THE POLICE! INVEST IN OUR COMMUNITIES!
Please do not give the police a $25 million raise. Give that money to community and human services.
I oppose the 2020-2021 budget as it does not reflect the city's goal of making this a community of growth, but rather a community in which they can maintain and only marginally get better at small things and boast these as victories. This is the time to take a step back and review where budget money is really going.
We need community resources and health to be funded, not the police! Schools and healthcare NEED this funding. Defund the police.
I strongly support providing the full funding our officers need to be safe, fully staffed and well-trained. Please vote to support our Phoenix PD.
Defund the police and reallocate funds to programs that empower and create a safer community.
i strongly oppose more funding going to the phx PD. the government should be allocating funds in ways that build stronger community. extra funds need to go to mental health initiatives & projects, agriculture and gardening for food sovereignty, education, self defense and other programs that can better serve phoenix as a whole. inclusive programs that build our people up.
also, accountability and integrity need to be present in any system to work.
I STRONGLY OPPOSE the proposed budget as it stands. Why would one of the nation's most violent and unsuccessful police forces need $745 million?? We need to reallocate those funds to Community and Economic Development, Human Services, and Housing because $242 million is NOT enough, especially for a city that is a new global hotspot for Covid-19.
The 2020-2021 budget does not allocate enough resources to human services which, if adequately funded, would provide sustainable solutions to many of the problems the city aims to deter by increasing the police budget. Police are not trained to (and therefore should not be expected to) handle the same situations as human services professionals. The city council should reappropriate the large portion of funds that human services would be better qualified to use than the police.
As a Phoenix District 8 resident, I want to urge the council to vote NO on the proposed budget and get back to the drawing board! Why should we be rewarding bad behavior with pay increases? Please reconsider the budget and reallocate proposed increases to PPD's budget to fund community programs that focus on prevention and rehabilitation.
As an advocate for disability justice, I cannot support the budget as it is currently allocated. People with disabilities have might higher rates of having negative and violent interactions with police. So, in an effort to help ensure the safety and well-being of disabled Phoenicians,the City Council should decrease funding for police & increase funding for affordable housing, disability services, & afterschool opportunities for childcare + other student-centered programming.
Funds should be dispensed for community programs to help prevent crime and other issues that lead to officer utilization
I know what a community with a reduced police force looks like because I grew up in one. Our schools were well funded, healthcare & access to housing weren’t an issue, and crime was low. How was this possible? The median income was high enough to afford is these things. Our communities that need funding for these resources are continually neglected while the PD budget increases. Why are we not investing in our communities? Please allocate the money so we can defund the PD. This will save lives!
How is public safety the largest line item by ~200,000,000. This isn't the bigger picture, but can't you see that putting money towards one thing cannot solve a multidimensional problem?
I strongly support this budget. Help keep our police officers funded, well trained, well staffed, and provided with everything they need to complete their job and keep our community safe. Thank you Phoenix PD for all you do!
I strongly oppose the 2020-2021 budget as it stands. I urge City Council to vote NO on June 17th and demand that we immediately STOP investing more tax payer dollars into the Phoenix PD and invest in education, health, and housing.
I strongly oppose the increase of any funding of the Phoenix Police Department in district 4 where I am a resident and all of Phoenix, AZ. I do support the defunding and divestment of the Phoenix Police Department in demilitarization and decrease in community services where funding should be redirected to community and social services like but not limited to homeless outreach unit and supportive housing, community-based drop-in centers, social workers, and mental health professionals.
I oppose the budget giving an inordinate amount of money to Tempe PD. Instead let's put that money towards community and human services to help with homelessness, mental health professionals, and a better website for the Tempe city council. Cops do not need to buy the newest Tahoes to drive around in to harass our citizens.
Pay attention to your constituents! You are elected officials! Be better!
Listen to Phoenix residents, Instead of using social much money towards a deadly police force, direct these funds towards resources for our future. Use the funds for better housing, education, health services, and other programs and service that benefit the ENTIRE Phoenix community.
Defund the police and reallocate funds to programs that empower our community.