Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Today we will vote on who will be President of the United States of America for the next 4 years.
But many more decisions will be made that impact Police, Fire, EMS and Public Safety in local areas. Here are a few examples...
The city is asking for a tax increase of one-tenth of one percent (a penny on every $10) to avoid severe cuts to Police and Fire
The state is asking for a tax increase on earnings over $250,000 for seven years and 1/4 cent for four years to avoid further cuts to Education and Public Safety
Montgomery County, MD
Question B may be putting union members of the Police Department at odds with the Police Chief and County Government. What's at stake is "effects bargaining"
Approval of Question 2 would legalize physician assisted suicide in Massachusetts
Local voters will decide whether to replace an aging Public Safety building
Royal Oaks, MI
The city council is asking for a Public Safety millage of 3.975 mills over five years to support the Royal Oaks Police Department which the city manager said was "severely understaffed in several areas"