Ballot certified to give Tucson residents the ability to vote on increase to public staffing

Thu, Jul 9 2009 — Source: Arizona Daily Star

Tucsonans will get the chance to mandate increased city Police and Fire Department staffing levels this November. An initiative to set minimum requirements for public-safety officers was certified for the ballot Wednesday. Dubbed the Public Safety First Initiative, the proposed City Charter amendment would require 2.4 police officers per 1,000 residents and mandate that Fire Department response times not exceed the 2004 standards set by the National Fire Protection Association.

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