Meeting Time: May 18, 2021 at 2:30pm MST
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Agenda Item

1 City Council Budget Decision on the 2021-22 Budget

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    Elliott Simmons 4 months ago

    The CAP is an invaluable resource provided by the Phoenix Fire Department that assists the citizens of Phoenix in the most dire of circumstances. The level of compassion and care the individuals of the Crisis Response program provide are second to none and the assistance they provide is truly remarkable. Not only should the CAP be supported under the Phoenix Fire Department but expanded. I support this budget and the CAP, the citizens of Phoenix deserve it.

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    B Thoi 4 months ago

    Phoenix PD can't be expanded under the guise of providing services for the community. Vacancies in Phoenix PD should be allocated for new positions, instead of endlessly increasing the Phoenix PD budget year over year. Hopefully Phoenix politicians start listening to their communities instead of PLEA.

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    Nichole Alford 4 months ago

    Dear City Council,
    I strongly urge you to approve the budget and continue the Crisis Management Program. This program is best under the PFD and PPD. These men and women work daily with the community and it deserves to stay with these departments. The community is best served from these departments. Please pass this budget. Thank you.

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    Joseph Ewan 4 months ago

    I support the budget and CAP as is and under fire department administration.

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    Allie Mayes 4 months ago

    I strongly oppose this budget as it adds to the Phoenix Police Department in funds, new positions, and takes COVID Relief funds away from the people and to the PPD. I also oppose the CAP program being under the Fire Department. It needs to be its own separate department, independent from police and fire, as they work in tandem and do not have the trust of our community.

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    Cynthia Garcia 4 months ago

    The city needs to adopt the demands of NOCAP and create a separate department with community oversight. Our taxpayers DEMAND this program.

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    Arick OHara 4 months ago

    I fully support the budget and the increases to the CR Program- now known as CAP. I also fully support leaving the CAP where it belongs- under the leadership of the Fire Department.

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    Margaret Shalley 4 months ago

    I support this budget that addresses critical needs (mental health, homelessness, education)and supports police and civilian employees. I support the expansion CAD and its remaining in the Fire Department, which has housed CAD since 1995. Thank you also for funding the two city parks and expanded bus routes in Laveen. Please continue to represent ALL constituents (the majority support public safety) and do not allow out of state and radical influences to derail a fair and balanced budget.

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    Matt Brewer 4 months ago

    As a first Responder and native to Phoenix I support the CAP program staying within the PFD. I spent 2 years volunteering for CAP and as a current FD employee I witness first hand the next level customer service this provides within the PFD. There is a void for our citizens with loss of property, mental health and loss of loved ones and this program fills that void being run within the PFD. Thank you

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    Katarina Lujic 4 months ago

    Allowing a budget that expands Phx PD while there continues to be a lack of accountability for that department is illogical. There are 176 vacancies in Phx PD, it makes no sense to increase funds to this department to create 75 new positions when we could redirect to community programs. Also, funding for PFD and PPD shouldn't be tied together, PFD needs an increased budget and more for crisis response, whereas PPD should have a budget decrease. Thank you.

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    Stephanie Arreguin 4 months ago

    We refuse to live in a police state any longer and demand that all COVID assistance money stays far away from Phoenix PD. The people want a NOCAP model! The Crisis Assistance Program that is currently malfunctioning under Phoenix Fire cannot be reformed, expanded, or blindly funded. It hasn't worked, will not work, and will only support the false narrative that police officers are more needed. We need a Crisis Assistance that is INDEPENDENT from police AND fire. No new positions/funding for PPD!

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    JULIA DIBARTOLOMEO 4 months ago

    Pass the proposed budget and keep the CAP under the fire department!

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    Jamaar Williams 4 months ago

    We cannot increase the budget of one of the most violent police forces in the country. This does not reflect progressive or even responsible governing values at all. I support a budget that doesn't increase spending for the Phx PD. It is a direct insult to families who lost loved ones to police violence and watched as their government did nothing to address their pain and may do nothing to hold police accountable. Refusing to reward police for misconduct is the first step to change this system.

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    Tina Luna 4 months ago

    Allowing a budget that expands Phx PD while there continues to be a lack of accountability for that department is illogical. Why is the city choosing to expand and blow up an already enormous budget for this deadly and corrupt department? There are 176 vacancies in Phx PD, it makes no sense to increase funds to this department to create 75 new positions when we could save taxpayers dollars and convert these vacancies to cover those positions.

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    Mark Mettes 4 months ago

    I strongly support the funding for the arts and culture within the 2021-2022 budget. Arts are necessary to provide hope and resilience, two critically important areas right now. This funding will help artists and arts organizations throughout the City. The arts sector generated over $9.3 billion to the state's economy in 2019 and employed over 90,000 Arizonans. Phoenix obviously has the highest percentage of those benefits. Thank you!

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    Kelly Kwok 4 months ago

    City council, stop expanding the deadliest police force
    Covid relief funds for the people, not the police

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    barbara stenson 4 months ago

    I support the PFD community assistance program and wish to see it continue. It is a powerful image that this service is provided by the fire department since they witness many critical events for the citizens of phoenix. Our communities need and deserve this service.

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    Tim Dunigan 4 months ago

    CAP needs to stay with the Phoenix Fire Department

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    Judith Dauncey 4 months ago

    I wish funding for PFD and PPD weren't tied together, PFD needs an increased budget and more for crisis response, whereas PPD shouldn't be given a budget increase at all. Lip service is paid to reform, and then everything goes back to business as usual. The PCC approved an advisory board and now has backed away from public oversight. Until there's are counselors for mental health calls, PPD shouldn't receive these raises. They need to prove that they are actually here to serve and protect.

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    Mary Lindquist 4 months ago

    The Fire Department CR Program has worked miracles on a shoestring budget for years. Taking away the funding that they are supposed to finally receive would be a crime by city council. Please stop playing politics and fund the CR Program as it is currently designed, this is what the community wants. Please stop listening to the loudest in the community but rather to the majority of the community who is grateful for our public safety.