Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Phoenix Mayor and Council Cut Police/Families

Councilman Sal DiCiccio requested that Phoenix quit talking about hiring more police and put forward a plan to start hiring police officers.

In a letter (see below for copy) sent this morning to Mayor Stanton, the City Council and city of Phoenix management, Councilman DiCiccio requested a plan be in place in the next 60 days to hire more police.

His letter is an attempt to get Phoenix to start the process of strategic planning and provide a starting point for the other elected officials

“We have all heard a lot of talk from politicians regarding the need to hire more police officers. Now is the time to start acting on that talk by putting a plan in place. Nobody has come forward to start this action,” said Councilman DiCiccio. “By putting a plan in writing, it becomes a promise – a commitment – to citizens and to our Police Department. The idea of raising taxes or increasing fees is not an option since whatever Phoenix takes in new revenue will not be managed correctly as we have seen with the city budget, mismanagement with the property tax and the political theatrics from the meeting last week, where police and their families were subjected to a disappointing political maneuver. Phoenix must focus on strategic functions and make a determination of what our City’s mission is and what is or is not in line with achieving that mission.”

My best to you and your family, 

Sal DiCiccio
City of Phoenix
Councilman, District 6