A 1 Quarter of 1% Sales Tax = 65 New Police Officers & 45 Fire Fighters
by HighGround | May 24, 2018
Dale Crogan, President of the Mesa Firefighters Association and Nate Gafvert President of the Mesa Police Association contributed their “My Turn” column published in today’s AZ Central. Mesa, now the 36th largest city in the nation, larger than Kansas City and Atlanta, has seen a 40% increase in emergency incidents since 2008.
Understanding the challenges of keeping pace with growth, the Mayor and Council unanimously voted to place a one quarter cent sales tax to hire an estimated 65 new police officers and 45 new fire fighters to ensure that the City’s response times remain low.
Question 2 will be on the November 2018 ballot and HighGround is pleased to be supporting Mesa Police and Fire.