Modesto Mayor Garrad Marsh is pushing Measure G, which will allow more free spending for the general fund. He says if we are tired of crime and slow responses from police and fire departments, we must vote for Measure G. We always get the threat of lesser law and fire response if we don’t vote for their tax increases.
Remember when voters passed Prop. 172 in 1993 to fund law enforcement? We were told that money would suffice for the future.
We were burglarized three months ago. I wrote letters to Mayor Marsh, all city council members, the city manager and the police chief. No response, except from Chief Galen Carroll, who agreed to have police respond to burglar alarms if the homeowner is away.
If Mayor Marsh truly cares about crime in Modesto, why blow $2 million from the general fund to fund the College Avenue obstacle course? Why not use the $2 million to fund more police officers? Why isn’t crime the city’s first priority? Passing measure G will go into the general fund to pay for more more roundabouts to jam up traffic. Vote out the incumbents and vote in people who will clean up Modesto and focus on emergency response.
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Jeanne Hardin, Modesto