Vote ‘no’ on issue 300
Author: The Pueblo Chieftain Editorial Board - October 2, 2017 - Updated: October 2, 2017
Ballot Issue 300 in the city of Pueblo’s Nov. 7 election is definitely not the way to support the local police and public safety. Just vote “no” on 300.
While it proposes an increase of one-fourth of 1 percent in city sales and use tax for 10 years, issue 300 would require — not just suggest — that of the 24 new police hires “at least 10” would be “problem-solving officers based out of substations to work with 10 neighborhood councils on crime reduction planning and an at least five-member violence and crime reduction unit.” Micromanaging to the extreme.
The voters need to reject the idea and leave officers’ duty assignments to the police chief and his professional commanders to handle as they see fit.